What is friendship?

Did you know according to definitions from the dictionary.com, friendship is a person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection, and loyalty. Friends can also be befriended for some of their characteristics such as
1) Ability to be oneself
2) Compassion
3) Expressing one’s feelings
4) Honesty
5) Mutual understanding
Although there is no limit on what type of people can form a friendship, friends tend to share common backgrounds, occupations or even the same interests. The quality of friendship is important for a person’s well-being as high quality friendships have good ways of resolving conflict, ultimately leading to stronger and healthier relationships and engaging in activities with friends intensifies pleasure and happiness.
There are many kinds of friendships in this world but our main point of focus in in Asia. For example in Central Asia, male friendships tend to be reserved and respectful in nature. There is a use of nicknames and some, in the form of first names.
While in East Asia, friendship starts at a young age for that is respect. Both female and male friendships in East Asia start at a younger age and grow stronger through years of schooling and working together. Different people in East Asia have a close, tight knit, group of friends that they call their best friends.
Being someone’s best friend is considered an honor and privilege. In a Chinese context, there is a very strong believe towards maintaining and enhancing relationships. The relationship between friends holds a tight bond that is usually never broken until someone moves to another part of the county or is out of the country.
Friendship can also be classified under many categories.
1) Best friends
2) Blood brother or sister
3) Buddy
4) Comrade
5) Family friend
6) Mate
7) Pen pals. 1


2 thoughts on “What is friendship?

  1. The video is rather cute! My knowledge increased as well as I did not know that there are many kinds of friendship. For instance, 7 kinds of categories. Interesting entry! 🙂

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