hai i am rakshith (devid) from chamarajanagara.
“O my friends, there are no friends.” - Aristotle
A friend is a person capable of loving irrespective of whether he is being loved or not. Friendship can
exist between the same sex: man-man, woman-woman, or opposite sex: man-woman. It transcends age
and could subsist between even an old man and a small boy. Human beings also establish friendships
with their pet animals such as cats, dogs, horses, doves and parrots. Friendship can also be felt in
familial relationships between father and son, mother and daughter, husband and wife, brother and sister,
elder brother and younger brother. Yet, more than friendship, love is the binding force in familial
relationships. In a deeper sense, love is below friendship because it is an above/below relation, one of
hierarchy and condition. It is implied, then, that friendship is freedom plus equality. It involves choice
and volition. The concept of friendship needs exploration because often a man is known by the company
he keeps; knowing the company helps one to know oneself and develop his personality to the fullest.
Each of our friends mirrors a rejected or acknowledged trait in us. They happen to be our friends
because it is ourselves in different forms, and a unified vision of them constitutes to the sameness of our
Generally, friendship exists for three reasons: a) virtue b) usefulness c) pleasure. When virtue is the
reason, friendship exists for the sake of friendship.