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If egoism mars some friendship, then can it be called real friendship? Your views?

Tags: relationships, real friendship, arts & culture
Asked by Good Citizen, 14 Mar '13 04:15 pm
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There is no place for egos in real friendship
Answered by iqbal seth, 14 Mar '13 04:48 pm

 
  
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There is no place for egoism in friendship...
Answered by vijay, 16 Mar '13 03:32 pm

 
  
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It can't be called as real
Answered by Quest, 15 Mar '13 10:49 am

 
  
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For a real friendship to exist at least one of the friends must be a conscious and intelligent entity, possessed of mental states. It can be an individual, or a collective of individuals, but in both cases this requirement will similarly apply.

There must be a minimal level of identical mental states between the terms of the equation of friendship. A human being cannot be friends with a tree (at least not in the fullest sense of the word).

The behaviour must not be deterministic, lest it be interpreted as instinct driven. A conscious choice must be involved. This is a very surprising conclusion: the more "reliable", the more "predictable" the less appreciated. Someone who reacts identically to similar situations, without dedicating a first, let alone a second thought to it his acts would be depreciated as "automatic responses".
Answered by jameel ahmed, 14 Mar '13 04:18 pm

 
  
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