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FRIENDSFriends What exactly makes a friend The very word conjures up many images and feelings many good andsome bad Is a friend merely someone to turn to when you have a problem or need advice Or is a frienda person that shares the same interests and feelings The question as to what makes a friend has beentackled by many philosophers for years on end For my quest to the answer to this question I willcompare and contrast my opinions with those of Aristotle for I feel that he had a lot of good things tosay about the subject Aristotle thought that true friendship complete friendship is the friendship of good peoplesimilar in virtue Other Selves pg 33 So basically what Aristotle thought was that for two people tobe true friends to each other they had to both be virtuous people Personally I think that no personin the world can be truly virtuous because I feel that to be truly virtuous is to be perfect and thatno one in this world is perfect And so I feel that Aristotle is wrong on this point Aristotlehimself said that these kinds of friendships are likely to be rare since such people are few OtherSelves pg 34 If we were to go with it though it could be said that two people of relatively equalvirtue could be true friends to each other I myself admit to not being truly virtuous as I explainedearlier yet I do have a few people whom I can call true friends for their virtue is about on the samelevel as mine So I feel that what Aristotle said about true friendship is wrong but I feel that what he thinks can be adapted so that more people can experience thejoy of having a true friendship Aristotle also thought that friendships of utility or convenience would not last What he saidwas Those who exchange utility rather than pleasureare friends to a lesser extent
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