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By: David Payne
obesity and deprivation. The reason they have given for all these problems is Friendship. Researchers claim that the ignorance of the importance of friendship is making our lives miserable. Friendship is a relationship that cannot be imitated and established artificially. Usually, the importance of friendship is understood in the difficult times. According to the mighty philosopher Aristotle
“In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. They keep the young out of mischief; they comfort and aid the old in their weakness, and they incite those in the prime of life to noble deeds.”
The Gallup Organization’s director Tom Rath conducted a detailed research on friendship; the results that he got were really astonishing. The research revealed that if your best friend is diet conscious and usually intake healthy food, there are 5 percent more chances that you also eat healthy meals. The study suggested that married people have a firm believe that friendship has a bigger role in the success of a marriage than of the physical intimacy. Even the success of your professional career relies heavily on friendship; about 8 or 9 people out of 100 will take interest in their jobs if they do not have friends in their working place. On the other hand, if you are lucky enough to have your best friend employed alongside you, you are 7 times more likely to take interest in the work.
This study was welcomed by the companies and the culture of many organizations turned into a friendly one from a strict one. There is no barometer to measure the strength or purity of the friendship. People seem to measure the strength of friendship on a scale of how much beneficial this friendship is proving to them. However, this is an extremely wrong way to judge the strength of this relationship. According to Aristotle, it is better to give as much as possible to your friend than to receive. The real friends like each other for who they are rather than how they look or how they act. According to him, the real happiness lies in living the good life than to be materialistic and trying to find happiness in money and other mortal things. In good life, he included a strong character, personal values, honesty and passion.
Some other personalities also supported the words of Aristotle; one of them is philosopher Epirculus, he says “The noble man is most involved with wisdom and friendship”. The famous poet Oscar Wilde described the characteristic of a pure friendship beautifully by saying that it is easy to be supportive to a friend that is struggling, but, celebrate the friend’s success requires real character. Your friends’ circle defines who you really are, your best friend is like a mirror to you in which you can see yourself and evaluate. That is how important the friendship is. But, it can easily be broken if a secret gets leaked, nowadays, many secrets are kept digitally that are under a huge threat all the time. If you have some secret of your friend that is saved digitally, protect them with Folder Lock, or you can end up losing your most precious friend.
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