Thing that can Affect Friendship Essay

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A friendship is a bond of mutual affection. To me, friendship is a bond that people share in which they have mutual kindness, loyalty, respect, and equality. According to Aristotle there are three types of friendships. They are utility friendships, pleasure friendships, and goodness friendships. Allow me to elaborate on what they mean; a utility friendship is when you can benefit from the other. A pleasure friendship is based upon admiration and desire to be in someone’s company. Lastly, a friendship based on goodness is the desire to see the other do better and succeed. It’s the longing for the other party to be a better him or her. It’s a “one hand washes the other” bond. For example, I have a really good friend and our main goal is to…show more content…
I can relate with Aristotle because I have previously been put into a similar situation. My friend and I were on totally different maturity levels and I became more and more miserable whenever we hung out. It may be difficult to be friends with someone after they have changed. Trying to remain friends with someone that is on another level than one’s self is a hard task to manage. No matter if he or she is changing for better or for worse. This causes the friendship to change regardless, whether he or she is changing positively or negatively. However, if a friend has changed for the worse, it is impossible to continue a friendship with them, especially if you are unable to help them achieve a better lifestyle for him or herself. For example, my best friend and I grew up together and now we rarely speak to anymore. She is changing for the worse and I know that I am maturing more than she is. I feel as though we have different mindsets and that she’s not on my level of maturity. She likes to skip classes for a thrill. My efforts to help her become better continuously fail. I no longer share interests in the same things as she does. I am noticing her digression and this is causing a distance in our friendship. We are close friends and I still acknowledge her as a close friend, although we do interact like close friends do. You can only have one friend (Aristotle). Although I do not agree with

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