Friday, October 24, 2008

Friendship

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value;
rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis

5 comments:

Luisa Santos said...

it gives meaning to life. like art, philosophy, love. maybe we wouldn't die without it but we certainly live with it. without it, we survive. i rather live :) but that's what the quote says in a more beautiful and subtle way, i guess.

thinker said...

It seems hard to define with words what friendship is, or what love is (you added it to the list of things that make us truly alive, i like that). There's a quote by Albert Camus which i find great, and which in a way answers the question:
"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend."
I guess that is friendship: me walking beside someone, and someone walking beside me..

Luisa Santos said...

I think that goes for love as well. But yes, definitively,that could be a great definition of what friendship is.

thinker said...

I agree, love also fits the description pretty well.

Emily said...

Sigh! Indeed!