The Value of Friendship
Being gregarious by nature, men cannot live in isolation. Men therefore live in groups and build up lasting friendship, with many of their clase associates.
That friendship with others makes our lives more pleasant and secure than without friends is not difficult to realise. Without friends we live in loneliness. We have little opportunity to learn from the personal experience, knowledge and wisdom of others. We also do not have the opportunity to express our feelings and thoughts to others. Life therefore becomes very dull. We are not able to share our joys, hopes and sorrows with other people. We do our daily work and move about among people who have no regard for our comforts and problems. Every one is a stranger to us, and the world becomes a very unpleasant place to live in.
If we have friends, on the other hand, we are able to communicate our thoughts and feelings among ourselves. We are able to share our happiness as well as our sorrows. In times of need we can obtain help from our friends. Our friends can also give valuable advice to us whenever we are unable to solve some of our problems. Further, we are able to spend our leisure happily and profitably.
Sometimes, friends can save our lives and protect us from danger or trouble. If we are in some serious trouble or danger, they offer their assistance to extricate us from the unpleasant situation. Indeed, many of them go to great lengths to help and protect us from all dangers. All this indicates how valuable friendship is.
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