We usually take a relationship between equals to mean, the two individuals in the relationship correspond in terms of social status, financial status, family background, ethnicity, intelligence, virtuousness, ability or value, to equivalent measures. In this paper, I will focus specifically on the view of Thomas Aquinas on whether friendship has to be a relationship between equals. In Aquinas’ notion of Friendship, firstly, we make friends because it helps in the development of a virtuous life. In this case, Aquinas endorses Aristotle’s view whereby “a happy person needs friends … He does not need them for purposes of utility or pleasure, as he has perfect enjoyment of his virtuous life. Friends are needed, rather, for good or virtuous activity.
We love each other because we share the similar, or same values. Plato’s ideology can be applied in our daily lives: When we are making new friends, or choosing partners; we will see if we can get along with each other well. This can be examined through the conversations, or via the mutual interests between the two persons. If two share the same or similar values and interests, it is more likely for these people to become friends or couples since they can get along with each other. However, if you meet someone’s values or interests that are very different from yours, no matter how attractive or beautiful he/ she is, you will not be friend with that person because one’s “inner beauty” is always more important than his/ her “outer beauty”.
In spite of the fact that George and Lennie’s friendship is not always easy for George to handle because of Lennie’s shortcomings, George is always ready to vouch for Lennie” (Rollins 21). For example, he assures both the boss and the other workers that Lennie is a good worker and therefore deserves the job “...he’s sure a hell of a good worker. Strong as a bull” (Steinbeck 24). Lastly, George considers himself and Lennie lucky to have each other and thinks that they are not as lonely as the other workers because they have each other. They also have their dream of having their own place together, a dream
I believe that Eva is a big reason that Morrie is as loving and caring as he is. She helps to fill the loss of his mother. Because she is not stingy with her love, Morrie begins to see how important love truly is. She shows him that the world needs love to be a happy place and encourages him to be the person that shows love to
In such circumstance, friends would be the best allies for you to solve the problem and assist you with a strong solitary and spirit, friends will help each other and bring away out from the problems to whoever needs it. They are cohesive and cooperative in order to help each other inside their community.
Such respect may even rise to admiration. You value one another as people, and you enjoy one another’s company. You are their friend, not for how they can benefit you or how they can bring you pleasure, but simply because you like them. This is the highest form of
But being a best friend is more than just amnesty it’s about compassion for the other person. She pardon you because she believes you have the ability to be preferable next time. A best friend understands that both of you have flaws and excellence with you to embrace them. There are several additional qualities I seek in my friends. Be good listener,trustworthy, loyal, supportive,success you to cheer up and remission with other are the qualities of best friends to me.
After conducting the exercise with my partner and accumulating his feedback, I also shared my insight with him. Although we differ in many areas, there are also some similarities that if well stipulated, can become beneficial to both of us. When my partner told me that positive attitude was being honest and straightforward in whatever one is doing, although I agreed that honesty and straightforwardness is vital in whatever we are doing, I had to add that positivity should include friendly emotion and socially accepted or admired behavior portray around your surroundings. In addition, I made my partner to agree with me that honesty and straightforwardness alone will not create a conducive environment for people to feel relax and excited while carrying out their task. Therefore, developing cheerful emotion will serve as a motivating factor while leading.
Prior to the trial Fielding and Aziz’s friendship is seen as a symbol of successful humanism. This implies that the English and the Indian can be friends if both men can treat each other with kindness and open-mindedness. Fielding proves to be rare among the English with an “Indian” quality of recognizing the intention behind words as much as the words themselves. Aziz shares this quality. This commonality between them and their eagerness to be friends also contributes to the idea that they are capable of a true friendship.
Trials and tribulations are tests. Be grateful for the trials and tribulations you receive, as it will bring you closer to your Creator. Gratitude will teach you humility and make you in tune with His plan for you. When you show gratitude, you are sending a message back to say you are pleased with all conditions He has tested you with. This is the pinnacle of self actualization as your Creator reciprocates with smiles and showers you with more blessings in exchange for your patience and gratitude..............Fadeel Hassen.