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Adult Friendship Characteristics
Pages 15 (3765 words)
On behalf of the qualitative analysis findings from a program,which I conducted of theoretical and empirical research regarding friendship from an exclusive array of British students and employees from Midlands,I investigated open-ended interviews with over 50 persons
From them what I come to analyze is the fact that frustrations and delights of friendship emerge during childhood and often continue throughout life. However, the friendship after the teenage is dependant upon several aspects ranging from social disciplines to personal involvements.So, besides the rudimental features a true friendship is expected to possess, like trust, reliability, honesty, and mutual understanding the primary aspect to focus upon is "the true identification of friends". In case of an example, let us consider neighbours, neighbours are also close to us but physically; we do not choose neighbours as our friends. We can find them anywhere we move. If we are lucky, we trust them and enjoy their company, but neighbours as such are not friends. A good neighbour is available for casual chats, occasional help, and recourse during emergencies. Like friends, good neighbours trust each other. But trust between neighbours is restricted to particular functions and is not as full and deep as the trust between good friends. (Govier, 1998) Typically, with neighbours there is little intimacy or deliberate cultivation of shared activities. If we are fortunate, our neighbours are amiable, helpful, and undisturbing. Some of them may become our friends. But to be a neighbour, even a good neighbour, is not yet to be a friend.Our vulnerability extends even after friendship ends. ...
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