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The Promised Definition

of Friendship
27 March 2005
quoted from
{HRI 20050327-V3.2.1}

You probably know the feeling of friendship quite well.

You feel the truth about someone, and friendship follows:

You discover, what you can and want to give to someone,
and you try to give that,
and you expect from another that he or she feels the truth
about you, and (that he or she) also acts upon that.

So we can define it:

Friendship is feeling the truth about someone and
discovering as a result,
what you can and want to give to someone
(and to many, as you can have many friendships)
and to try to give that –
also expecting from another (and from many) to feel
the truth about you, and that he or she also acts upon that.

Koos Nolst Trenité “Cause Trinity” — human rights philosopher and poet —

‘Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom,

sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.’
1 Kings 4:34

Copyright 2007, 2009 by Koos Nolst Trenité - human rights philosopher and poet
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oppose any true knowledge of life and about themselves).
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people to judge un-dominated and for themselves, about any organizations or individuals.
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