FRIENDSHIP –A BOND OF SOULS
A friend in need is a friend indeed, a famous saying that implies two way insight into a long lasting friendship; the first and the most important insight to friendship is that a true friend never leaves you in the rainy days irrespective of his/her social, economic, and individual capacity to help and a true friend never weighs friendship against any luxury of life but he/she connects emotions, feelings, and sincerity to develop relationship and understanding for a firm friendship. A sincere friend never prioritizes friends against worldly and temporary desires and benefits but he/she always upholds the noble cause of friendship. To understand the meaning of the term friendship it is indispensable to ascertain some scholarly interpretations of the term friendship. According to Wikipedia-the free encyclopedia, Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. It is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. Keeping in view the definition it can be said that it is a relationship between two people having a common cause of any nature. It is sort of connection that may embody a common interest , a common hobby or a common cause of any nature that attracts two people to come closer and to build trust and to cultivate an environment offering prospects for sharing ideas and feelings. It is a self –disclosure as it provides us a chance to express our thoughts and dialectical process through which we not only input our happiness and sorrows but also responded with feeling of joyousness and empathy. It includes bond of relationships starting from childhood and includes the friendship of teenage, adult age, and lastly old age friendship. The bond of friendship and its ultimate ingredients may be entirely different but the idea of sincere friendship implies in all ages of friendship with negligible difference of causes and needs. Thomas Aquinas has rightly said that‘there is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship’.