“As both theory and the data suggests, the rule of friendship is that friends confide in each other, sharing intimate aspects of their personal lives and feelings. Perhaps more significantly, bad as well as good news can be shared. Eventhough in our society, one’s success is often equated with success at work, 89 percent of our sample said they would tell a close friend [about it]” (Parke)
“Different stages of friendship:
- New friends and acquaintances (just in a particular of time like classmates)
- True friends (a deeper relationship that is having trust, understanding, and affection in the friendship)
- Best friends (a best friend will accept and respect you, keep confidences and be loyal to you)” (Kumazawa)”
“Friendship helps us to see how precious life is and why we are living”
Kumazawa, Kiyomi. “Different Stages of Friendship”. Write to be Read: Reading, Reflection and Writing. 2nd ed. United Kingdom; The Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, 2005, pp. 71-2
Parke, Mary Brown. “The Friendship Bond” Write to be Read: Reading, Reflection and Writing. 2nd ed. United Kingdom; The Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, 2005, pp. 59-61.