Essay about Understanding A New Environment, And Our Immediate Instinct
But maybe we should. I’d like to take a closer look at friendship.
If I were to ask the average person what the purpose of friendship is, they might typically come up with a list like this:
- Emotional health
- Understanding social norms
And so on.
The thing is that I think I would call those benefits, more like byproducts of friendship, and what having friends brings to our lives.
But what is the point of friendship, actually?
I don’t want to by any means declare myself as some kind of expert on friendship. I don’t think anyone can. But here’s what I’ve gleaned over time on what I believe are the purposes of friendship.
1. To give, and to receive.
Looking at nature and the way we understand our ecosystem can teach us a thing or two about purpose. While our society tends to define…