Some people think
that life-long friendship exists only in books and films. Others believe that
it exists in real life.
Friendship is considered one of the
central human experiences and for many people it may be as important as love.
There are different types of friendship. People have close friends, pen pals or
just acquaintances. Life-long friendship is a rare kind of friendship and a lot
of people even doubt that it exists in real life.
I believe that life-long friendship
exists not only in books and films. For example, my grandfather has a friend
whom he has known from his childhood. They are devoted to each other and they
have much in common. My grandfather and his best friend understand and support
one another. Besides, they have similar tastes, interests and life
philosophies. Grandfather often says that when they were young, his friend used
to help him in times of need or crisis. They have always trusted each other and
they have never quarreled.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people
who have no close friends. Some reserved and shy people find making friends
rather difficult. What is more, it is really not easy to find a person with
whom you can share strong interpersonal ties. Those people who have not found
best friends are sometimes sure that real friendship exists only in books and
films. But they shouldn't despair because they may find close friends in the
In conclusion, I'd like to add that it
is very difficult to live without friends. Your friend is your helper, adviser
and supporter. He or she gives you a sense of being protected, emotional
comfort and moral support. As the proverb says: "A true friend is the best
There is a proverb
that says "a friend in need is a friend indeed". However, many people
believe that a friend's success may ruin friendship.
Different people have different notions
of what kind of person a true friend should be. Most of them think that a
friend is a person who understands you, shows kindness and sympathy, has
similar tastes, interests and life philosophies. You can always trust your
friend and share your hardships with him or her. Besides, a true friend is
always ready to help you and to support you in times of need or crisis.
I strongly feel that a real friend is a
person who doesn't only help you and give you advice. A real friend should
never envy you if you are more successful. And if he does, then he is not your
friend. To my mind, friendship between people with different financial standing
is rare, but possible.
However, a lot of people still believe
that friendship is a union of the equal. They tend to make friends with the
representatives of their own social circle and financial position. Most people
are convinced that friendship will be ruined as soon as your friend is promoted
or succeeds in some other way.
To conclude, I'd like to say that a real
friend is not only a person who helps you in need, but the one who doesn't turn
away from you in case you are luckier, richer or more successful than he or she
is. Friendship must not end when success comes. So we can paraphrase the
proverb: "A friend who never envies you is a friend indeed".
Some people say that
love reveals our hidden talents, while others believe that it makes us silly.
There is so much talk about love. It is
a major theme in philosophy, literature, music, poetry and cinematography. A
great number of scientists have been trying to understand how love can influence
In my opinion, love is a great source of
inspiration. A person who has fallen in love may suddenly have an urge to
write poems or compose music even if they have never done anything like this
before. When we are in love, we are capable of accomplishing feats, making
discoveries, inventing new things and making something unusual. Many painters,
writers and composers created masterpieces of art, literature or music thanks
to this wonderful feeling. Love fills us with energy and enthusiasm.
However, people who are in love
sometimes behave rather foolishly They are often absent- minded and it is
difficult for them to concentrate on their work and duties. All they can think
about is the person that they love. Studies have indicated that brain scans of
people who are in love resemble to those with a mental illness. Scientists say
that love deactivates the brain regions associated with negative emotions, with
social judgment and with judging other people's intentions and emotions. That
is why people in love are often unable to make critical judgments. But I don't
believe that love and madness are connected.
To conclude, even in this advanced age of
science, when people conquer space, clone animals and transplant organs, they
still don't fully understand the nature of love and the way it influences us.
Anyway, I believe that love is the most wonderful feeling in the world.
Some people say that
jealousy is quite natural and it often goes hand in hand with love and
friendship. Others are convinced that jealousy wrecks people*s relationships.
All people have experienced jealousy at
some time of their lives. But is this feeling absolutely harmless and how can
it influence people's relationships?
I strongly feel that jealousy is
destructive. It usually arouses such negative emotions as sadness and anger as
well as the feelings of anxiety and insecurity Jealousy also involves suspicion
about betrayal, distrust, uncertainty, fear of separation and low self-esteem.
It makes us feel unhappy and left out. When we are jealous, common sense and
rationality matter very little and our emotions get out of control. To my
mind, having a jealous partner is exhausting. You will constantly have to
answer his or her questions about what you were doing and where you were. What
is more, jealousy can lead to aggressive reactions and violence. Sometimes
jealousy leads to scandals, embarrassing scenes or separation and divorce.
However, some people believe that
jealousy is a sign of love. They are convinced that the greater the love, the
greater the jealousy Researchers say that mild jealousy heightens passion
towards partners and keeps a relationship alive. It can encourage people to
appreciate each other. Small doses of jealousy can be healthy in a marriage.
But I think that when jealousy becomes irrational, it can be rather dangerous.
To sum up, jealousy can destroy people's
judgment and their love for each other. So it is important to try to overcome
this feeling. You should trust and respect the person you love and share all
your apprehensions with him or her.