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Happy Friendship Day

There is a current cultural meme regarding living life without friends and close acquaintances that promotes the philosophy of solitude. It’s loosely based upon Stoic theories of self-reliance. It reads something like this, “It’s better to be alone than in … Continue reading

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On Friendship

To find a trustworthy, true-blue friend is like a finding treasure in a second-hand thrift store. We encounter many acquaintances, friends of convenience, and fair-weather friends throughout our lives. Yet discovering those precious people who become our closest friends is … Continue reading

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Knowing People

We meet and become acquainted with people. They make us laugh and cry. Some mesh with us on our level while others pretend to try. Some say “hello” some say “goodbye”. People appear and disappear before they die. Two or … Continue reading

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A Growing Friendship

I’m in the process of beginning a new friendship. Having written that sentence, I just want sit here and ponder its implications, and meanings. When you’re fully aware of the process of making friends with another human being, you feel … Continue reading

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Friendship

One of my Facebook friends put this question to his fellow Facebook friends: “Are Facebook Friends real friends?” The few people who commented didn’t dodge the issue. A couple of them said that too many Facebook Friends are only numbers … Continue reading

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