The word friendship is perhaps one of the words with more interpretations that exist. More than literal interpretations, I mean how it feel each one of us. Some understand friendship in terms of duty, others of submission, of interest, of sacrifice, of love, of brotherhood, of popularity, of weakness, of quantity and thus we could relate a few more. For you what is the meaning of the word friendship? My interpretation of friendship matches almost at the foot of the letter with which makes the RAE (Royal Spanish Academy) that says: pure, selfless, and personal affection shared with another person, who was born and is strengthened by the treatment. I would leave it as: selfless, and personal affection shared with another person, and that is strengthened by the continued treatment..
Already on the way I have pointed out the key words of the definition of my sense of friendship: selfless, shared and continued treatment with affection. However there will be who put in doubt that friendship can exist without a desire to get a benefit from it (NLP says that all behavior has a positive intention), but I think that what at least is possible is that this supposed interest is not the first reason. Friendship, as I understand it, is a path of two directions: one is given and another receives. Do not take this last comment in the literal, since neither give nor receive has to happen consciously. When we have a relationship of friendship, well understood, we are constantly receiving information, feelings, thoughts of quality, since it comes from a trusted source, and the same is true in the opposite direction. I be right if I say that this two-way flow impact decisively on our self-esteem and personal motivation. On the other hand, that friendship will allow us to socialize us in an easy and non-traumatic way. In my view, the great risk of friendship lies in the unit.
Friendship can be a reference and a complement, but should never be a substitute for our desires, our will. Our life must be governed (guided and directed) by each of us, based on our beliefs, values or thoughts. Our personal development can be influenced by our friends, but not directed by them. The ability to make friends that will complement and join you is one of your better social skills. Your friends, not discriminate instead learn from them; sometimes will be things that will help you to go on the good path, and others will help you to know the real dangers that you face; in both cases you will learn. As that famous phrase said, ask yourself what can I do for my friends? Be generous, because everything you do for them what you’re doing for you also. A greeting.