The Importance Of Opening Friendship : My Life And The School Of Virtue

1392 Words Jun 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
“The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like “What? You too? I thought I was the only one” Stated buy Lewis. It doesn’t take much for a friendship to begin. Lewis states “To the ancients, Friendship seemed happiest and most fully human of all loves; the crown of life and the school of virtue. The modern world, in comparison, ignores it. We admit of course that besides a wife and family a man needs a few friends”. Everyone needs a friend, when family isn’t easy to communicate with or colleagues, you have friends in which you can express your concerns be it cheerful or gloomy. “The first and most obvious answer is that few value it because few experience is it. And the possibility of going through life without the experience is rooted in that fact which separates Friendship so sharply from both the other loves.” If you are a very social person than many friendships come is to you. There are some people who don’t experience friendships because they are closed minded or even afraid to trust. Lewis begins by stating important facts as to why beginning friendships are so challenging. He states that, “The first, already mentioned, is the distrust, which Authorities tend to have of close Friendships among their subjects. It may be unjustified; or there may be some basis for it.” This in my opinion is not a valid point because he implies that he already doubts people before getting to know them as an individual. Lewis also believe he should not go into any…

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