On Friendship


On Friendship Essay, Research Paper

On friendship

In poem On friendship the Kahlil Gibran speaks to us as a prophet. He discusses the relationship between people. He wants us to understand the meaning of friendship. To each of one of us friendship has a different meaning. However for all of us it is a gift. I think the glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.

I agree with author. My best definition of a best friend would be someone who is always there when you need a shoulder to cry on and is someone who you can trust. In his poem he says: And he is you board and you fireside. I think a best friend should be someone that you can look up to, idolize, and care about, like family. A friend who is emotionally, physically and mentally there for you, when you feel bad or have a problem, and is usually the one who makes you feel better about yourself. He is the first person who comes in when the whole world has gone out.

In lines 15-17 Gibran says: For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed . My experiences with friends have been extremely well. I have a best friend. I don t remember when we started to become best friends. But our friendship grew deeper and deeper everyday. We enjoyed being together. We shared all our secrets. We talked about everything that bothered us and we together worked tout a way to solve our problems. I believe that, to have a friend you must be a friend. Friends should support each other at all time. When a friend is in need, you are waiting for him as he would be waiting for you.

In the final couplet Kahlil Gibran says: And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds it s morning and is refreshed. A life without one or several best friends, I believe is no life at all. To go through life without a person with whom to share secrets, pain and dreams would be unimaginably dull. Without my best friends, I would not be half the person I am today. They keep me focused on what is important in life and held me make decisions between.

In conclusion, Gibran s poem On friendship is one of greatest poems, which I have ever read before. The author gave us a good chance to think about meaning of friendship. As for me, friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It s not something you learn in school. But if you haven t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven t learned anything.

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