This issue our contributors are addressing the topic of friendship. Each culture has a different method of defining relationships, and sometimes those relationships are passed down through generations. Come learn a bit more about what friendship means to our contributors, and expand your world view!
Jaime, Lars, and Mary
Archive for April, 2013
Growing up I have had many friends; I cannot recall the names of all of them, but at least I will name some of them in order to follow the story thoroughly. During my elementary school age, I played soccer, marvels, spinning top, hide and seek, and tire race (roll down bike tires at very [...]
The Chinese translation of ”friend” is “朋友” (peng you), but we might use “peng you” in a broader way than “friend” in English. ”Peng you” can refer to an acquaintance you just talked for a while, or it can also refer to a person you’ve been friends with for many years. We have many different [...]
Friendship, a universal feeling which surpasses culture, nationality and distance: an Argentinian girl’s viewpoint »
When I thought about friendship one of the words which came to my mind is “door”. I strongly believe that friendship is like a door which leads people through astonishing and sometimes mysterious journeys. I have to admit that this door has often been opened to me and I’m really grateful for all the friends [...]
In America, there are yearbooks: pages recollecting some random faces, (too) close-up shots that will be out-fashioned in a few months or a few years if you’re lucky and have a extremely good sense of visionary fashion.
Freundschaft ist eine Tür zwischen zwei Menschen. Sie kann manchmal knarren, sie kann klemmen, aber sie ist nie verschlossen. »
I think this quotation summarizes the meaning of friendship in a really good way and provides a wonderful metaphor. Friendship is something exceptional and incredibly precious. I think when you have found a real friend, then you won’t lose him/her anymore, no matter what has happened.
How do you become friends with a stranger? How do you make a good strong connection with your friends? What do you do with your friends? Do you usually argue with friends, or not? What do you talk about with your friends? I think you already realized this week’s topic: it’s friendship.