A friend is always there to help without expecting anything in return. Having friends who share a common belief is important for each friend. This is because someone alone may be shy, but knowing that there is someone who also shares those beliefs, would help a person stand up for what he or she believes in. However, friendship is not completely about having friends, but also about not having them. Lewis says that exclusion is very common in a group of friends.
68). In book VIII, Aristotle explains the importance of friendship and the meaning of a real friend, “those who wish for their friends’ good for their friends’ sake are friends in the truest sense, since their attitude is determined by what their friends are and by incidental considerations” (p. 66). Besides describing different friendships, he also explains that the way we love our friends and our feelings towards our friends is the same love and feelings we have towards ourselves. “when a good man becomes a friend he becomes a good to the person whose friend he is. Thus, each partner both loves his own good and makes an equal return in the good he wishes for his partner and in the pleasure he gives him”
They not only bring out the positive traits of me, but they put away the negative traits of me. My friends form me into someone I want to be. Not someone that I pretend to be. Listening to my friends makes me genuinely engage and listen to what they say. I will be more than willing to listen to their problems and help them out.
It is the goal everyone seeks some secret key to, expecting an external force to magically unlock eternal joy. However, no secret key to joy exists. While material things provide temporary pleasure or sorrow, nothing in the world can ‘grant’ continual elation. Instead happiness comes from a positive mentality, where a person appreciates their blessings and strives to overcome their challenges. The true thinkers, like Lincoln, realize that only they hold the power over their happiness.
Genuine friendships are excellent things to have. It’s nice to have somebody to confide in when you don’t know where to turn. In The Chosen, Reuven states that he “didn’t mean to offend you [Danny] or anything, I just want to be honest.’ ‘I want you to be honest’ Danny said.” (Page 119)
Gene is too focused on himself and what he is feeling. He needs to trust Finny and himself. Not trusting a person can lead to a downfall in a friendship. Knowing a person very well contributes to how much trust you have in them. Finny and Gene are both roommates and best friends.
When we observe actions and/or emotions of someone else our brain will mirror this action and/or emotion. I found this concept interesting, because it made me think of the word, empathy. Many people feel as though they are empathetic, however, are not actually understanding the feelings of someone else, relating to the mirror fallacy. The mirror fallacy, continues by stating that people can only truly be mirroring when they have the exact same body and brain as the other does; this is hard to determine depending on the person. Therefore, the concept of mirroring can definitely mislead us, making us feel as though we are experiencing the same action and/or emotion as another, even if they are feeling the total opposite way.
In other words, what specific characteristics of the pious/god-loved acts specifically makes the act pious/god-loved. The answer to this should be that the reason the act is pious will differ on a case to case basis such as they do to individual humans. One doesn’t love everything that they love for the same reason. Someone may love the beach because they find it beautiful and love their brother because of the connection that has been fostered between the two. This answer will not satisfy Socrates, promoting further questions of the underlying cause of the love.
Every day we all have wicked thoughts, but why don’t we carry out these dismal actions? The reason is actually very simple, we know if we did these things there would be someone there to catch us or tell us that our actions were nothing less than outrageous, but what if no one was there to say those things? Everyone aspires to have power, wishes to be heard, and has a need for some kind of control, but why
Toxic relationships seem to be plaguing everyone nowadays. However, some appear oblivious to their own situation. People who are aware seem to fall upon ignorance. The ignorance can consist of knowing that there’s more than one type of toxic relationships. One will think hitting is the only symptom of being in a toxic bond.
The point is that one should constantly be proud of who he/she is and not try to hide it. One should be proud of being a good friend, be proud of who he/she is, be proud of oneself every time he/she makes a good decision, be proud of all the small things one has accomplished, be proud of one’s unique strengths, and do not leave it to another person to make one feel like ‘he/his is enough’; leave it to oneself. Also, there are advantages to this. By being proud of who one is, one’s confidence skyrockets, one becomes honest and likeable. Life becomes worth living, and nearly stress-free.
By using that guilt time and time again it achieves its desired results. You get some victories. However, you also create resentment and anger. By playing on people’s guilt you don’t create a culture or atmosphere where people care about you as a person.
When picturing the concept, some people view two supportive people who obviously love each other. In contrast, others may imagine two people who can easily have a great time with each other, solely basing their relationship on their shared interests. Given these points, what describes an excellent friend? According to an online article written by Alex Lickerman, M.D., good friends construes those who share similar values or enjoy the same activities. In a profound meaning, Lickerman also describes true friends as those who have shared a rough history and those who seem equally dependent on each other.
They also prize having fun with and sharing values with their partner, as well as spending quality time together. The ESFJs primary means of achieving outer control is through Extraverted Feeling, which serves as their dominant function. The ESFJs introverted Sensing prompts them to keep one eye on the past and to preserve existing methods, traditions, and