Nicomachean Ethics on Friendship


I remember in my University days contemplating the subject matter of Aristotle's discourse on the importance of friendship. At the time, I was taken by work and school and the need for friendship did not enter my thoughts. My approach was imbalanced.

Rather friendship is crucial to a happy lifestyle. The quality and value of those who stick by us especially during difficult periods of our lives can make or break us. My friend was the spirit of the Air, and the Spirit became my friend for there was really no one around.

When all else fails there is the voice in the silence which sticks closer than a brother. The Spirit of the air, the silent Wind which hears our requests. When all else fails, even the Wind hears and returns a reply in kind. 

"In The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle devotes two of the ten books to the topic of friendship and its role in the good life. Quote ." And if men are friends, there is no need for justice between them; whereas merely to be just is not enough—a feeling of friendship is also necessary". Unquote.

King Solomon said that a "cord of three-strand is not easily broken" 

 'for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me." Matthew 25:35

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