An Algorithm for Friendship

Hey, I hope that your day is going well. Today, I will be talking about the topic of friendship. Two questions that I will pose to you: 1. How do you know that someone is a true friend or not? and 2. Do you need an algorithm (or process) for finding our true friends?    Watch this clip from the TV show The Big Bang Theory and I will discuss this topic further.

In the clip, you see that Sheldon has created a flow chart to building a friendship with Kripke.  A true friendship is not defined by a flow chart created by mathematical algorithm but by so many qualities such as: kindness, empathy, love, etc…  A true friendship is like a strand of rope that is not easily broken.  A weak friendship is like a broken strand of rope that will break easily in two.    How do you know that someone is a true friend or not?   You will know by the way that they love, sacrifice, and by their attitude towards you.   C.S. Lewis defines friendship from his book, The Four Loves, as:  “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”   In all our lives, we need friends in our lives everyday to survive in this world.

How do we need a process to find our true friends or not?  This answer is simple.  It’s by how the way that they love us. It’s by the way that they show kindness to us and I could go on and on and on again.

I do want to end with a quote by Linda Grayson about Friendship as she defines who a friend:  “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

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Enjoy the rest of your day, friend.

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