Definition of Friendship - Discovering One of Your Most Important Happiness & Success Definitions

The definition of friendship varies from person to person but the essence stays the same: you’re friends with another person that you

  1. like,
  2. trust,
  3. care about and
  4. feel affection and kindness towards.

And the other person has similar feelings towards you.

Friendship takes time to develop, though some people become friends almost immediately. However, for most of us, trust between two people is earned through shared experiences.

I’ll define friendship through an online definition:

  1. The state of being friends; friendly relation, or attachment, to a person, or between persons; affection arising from mutual esteem and good will; friendliness; amity; good will.
    There is little friendship in the world. --Bacon.
    There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. --Rambler.
  2. Kindly aid; help; assistance, [Obs.]
  3. Aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence.
importance of friendship - group of kids Understanding the importance of friendship and the value of friendship make grasping the meaning of friendship simpler.

But friendships are far from simple, even friendships that kids begin.

And both advantages and disadvantages of friendship exist that are good to consider when thinking of making new friendships.

However, very few people want to go through life without at least one good friend you can count on.

In the USA, some people feel that’s it’s much more with our fast-paced, hectic, get-it-all-while-you-can attitude that prevails throughout society.

However, I believe we’re going through a massive transformation in the US and that no longer will greed be the end all and be all for so many people.

Yet regardless, I tend to believe that if you want to make and keep friends, it’s not that difficult, once you learn friendship making and keeping skills.

And so teaching your kids early in life about friendship making is something to consider. But make it as fun as you can, and make sure your kids feel your love and support throughout the process of learning.

Start off by discussing the true meaning of friendship then share the definition of friendship.

Explain the many benefits of friendship as well as giving examples of stories about friendship and how friendship has even been known to save a child's life.


  • your own meaningful friendship,
  • share how they began,
  • talk about what makes them special, and
  • why you and your friend care so much about each other.

There are wonderful friendship books for children that let kids see beautiful illustrated pictures along with simple friendship messages about what friendship is.

Importance of Friendship

To have any chance at happiness and a successful childhood, kids need friends.

Friends who they interact with in person, not just online friends or pen pals, not just brothers and sisters, or cousins.

Helping your child grasp the importance of friendship is worth all your efforts.

And starting with understanding of the definition of friendship is a great start!

There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first... when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.---Paramahansa Yogananda

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