Faux Friendship By William Deresiewicz Analysis
I argue about his motive of writing this article. Was he trying to say that everyone we are friends with, even our best friends we know in school or our childhood friend we just met again, are faux friends? A childhood friend is a friend we know for a long time, mostly he or she will grow up with us together and know each other for a long time, and they know our characteristics. Best friends are friends we know for maybe a short period, but have something in common with us and building our interests and characteristics with them to form a strong friendship. I see that my interactions between friends are pretty normal and have not changed much due to using Facebook or any social media today. I also argue against the author is that he took how friendship works from a positive into a negative point of view. A quote from Virgil’s Nisus and Euryalus: “Far from being ordinary and universal, friendship, for the ancients, was rare, precious, and hard-won.” Friendship is hard to form between people and people because it takes passion, courage, and self-confident to be able to form one. Friendship can be formed between man and man, woman and woman, or between man and woman. No matter how it looks, friendship is friendship and won’t be hard to find if we understand the right definition.