Sunday, July 8, 2012

The help dilemma

Dear readers,

This thing called friendship is a little bit misappropriated by individuals and it’s governed by personal perceptions. This is the ground reality. If you think this is the worst fact, then I am just a phone call away! Try me!

Friendship is defined in million ways. Friendship is a relationship that has many dimensions and styles. Friendship can be of between any two or more persons and there is no compulsion of age, gender, geography, race, creed or nationality. People living in a house or living in this world are equally prone to this relationship of friendship. Friendship has no boundaries and no limits.

Friendship is no doubt useful Friends help in our difficulties. Friends save us in our dangers. Friends give us timely advice. Friends guide when we are perplexed. Friends wish our good friends like us from the core of their hearts. We feel relieved when we tell our sorrow to a friend. A true friend is our asset. Friends share our sorrow and redouble our joy. When we are in pain and agony our friends soothe us. They console us.

For instance, I have spent many nights helping other people complete papers that they are struggling with. After reading Aristotle, the question of whether I am gaining honor from this while they are gaining profit (good grades) or simply being used confounds me. I know the favor will not be returned in the same form, but I still feel as if I have gained just as much, if not more, from the friendship or from a professional boss. While they have gained a better grade, I have increased my feeling of self-worth and contribution, and therefore honor, which lasts far longer than a high score. For instance, Aristotle maintains that "someone who suffers a monetary loss receives honor in return, while someone who accepts gifts receives money [but not honor]; for distribution that accords with worth equalizes and preserves the friendship"

Lobzang Nima wrote this when he felt that some friends are just as good as hunting goodwill. Or for that matter, he is upset that he wasn’t acknowledged for the academic contribution he made for another fellow being whom he respected with much awe.This world is just the same as it was created, no ignorance.

Have a nice day!

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