The Eight Principles of True Friendship (philia – friendships)

18 Feb

1.)  True friends form around a shared insight, interest,or taste, enjoying the common bond uniting them.

2.) True friends accept one another, love each other despite thier human imperfections.

3.) True friends approve of one another, protecting each other’s weakness while enhancing each other’s strengths.

4.) True friends appreciate one another, encouraging, serving, and believing in one another’s gifts and talents.

5.) True friends listen with empathy, learning on the hopes, dreams, fears, and struggles of each other.

6.) True friends celebrate one another success, proud of each other’s accomplishments without hint of envy.

7.)  True friends are trustworthly, maintaining all confidences shared with unimpeachable honor and self-respect, knowing the gossip separates the best of friends.

8.) True friends are loyal, respecting and defending one another’s character, reputation, and motives as far as truth allows whiling addressing any issues or concerns between them promptly and privately, ensuring misunderstandings never fester.

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