4. Friendship
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  First Part

    Do you like having friends? There is no one child who does not search for them.

    And if he loses them, suffers a lot. Even I would like it; but I cannot have them. Many enjoy me as a hobby, nothing more than a hobby. Friendship only can exist among persons. And you already know I am not.

    Do you know, before progressing, what is friendship?

    Friendship is the mutual sympathy persons feel, sympathy that moves to interact frequently, tends to worry for others and their problems, trying to improve them.

    Key words of friendship are: - Sympathy - Interact - Worry - Improve

    Sympathy must be for persons, with their qualities and defects.

    Therefore, sympathy you feel for activities someone practices (sporting, for instance) may not be true friendship

    You like someone because he has a motorbike and takes you go for a ride. This is an example.

  A. Choose one of these answers: friendship, hobby, admiration, sympathy, dealing, remembering, worrying, forgetting, have fun, improve each other, yes or no.

 Among persons there is:  
 Between man and computer there is:
 
 Friendship consists on a mutual:
 
 Sympathy moves friends to:  
 A friend about another becomes to:
 
 Good friends tend to:
 
 Sympathy for activities, is it friendship?:
 
 Is there friendship because you can ride in their motorbike?:
 





  Second Part

    Inherent to friends is to find one another to speak their minds: hobbies, dreams, worries, difficulties. They feel linked each other and try to be together in sad times and happy times.

    There is no true friendship, as long as the own intimacy is not shown.

    The commitment to keep secret and the concern to help each other comes from this mutual gift of intimacy.

    Hence, every friendship tends to improve friends. It is not a friend who incites bad behaviour. At the most he is an ally. Try to avoid these allies as soon as possible.

    It is not a signal of friendship the abandonment of moral norms or your own criteria, to accept those of a friend. This would be rather a signal of immaturity.

    A group of children who encourage each other to make mischief that they would not make on their own, are not friends; they are a dangerous gang. Drug addicts start in gangs.

  B.Choose the right answer in brakets: talk, play, at home, together, intimacy, hobby, secrets, toys, play, help, good, bad, gang or friendship.

 Inherent to friends is to find one another to:

 
 In sad times and happy times they try to be:
 
 There is no true friendship as long as the (___________) is shown:
 
 Among friends (____________) are kept:
 
 The good friend try to:
 
 He who improves his friend is:
 
 He who incites bad behaviour is:
 
 To abandon the own moral norms is:
 
 Those who encourage each other to make mischief form:
 

  Third Part

   Do you want to know where can you find friends?

    You interact with people your age in different places. You have classmates in school, companions on holidays, in sports; and there are your parents friends children, etc. Friends come, of course, from them all.

    You interact with people your age in different places. You have classmates in school, companions on holidays, in sports; and there are your parents friends children, etc. Friends come, of course, from them all.

    You will find some of them pleasant, and easy to talk with them. Gradually, you will become not only companions but friends, even though you do not say that each other. You will find some of them pleasant, and easy to talk with them. Gradually, you will become not only companions but friends, even though you do not say that each other. Friendship is not a declared commitment, it is a living one.

Warnings:

    * A friend must not totally control the friendship of another. I mean, you must not prevent a friend of yours from having others friends.

    * Friends are usually few. Among people we relate to, it is not frequent to find many experiencing the mutual sympathy that becomes a true friendship.

    * Friends invite each other to their home and let them know themselves their families. It is a good thing your parents know your friends.

    * Every child should think that, above friends, it is their own family they have to live together; and there are companions you must not discriminate due to be friend of some of them.

    Virtues supporting and encouraging friendship are:

    Loyalty. Generosity. Comprehension. Confidence. Respect. Embarrasment to show personal intimacy.

    I will talk to you about all of them later. It is worthwhile you know them and experience them. Your friends deserve it.

    Original text by don Samuel Valero.

  C. Choose one of these answers: positive, negative, few or a lot.

 A friend must totally control the friendship of another. This is:  
 Friends are usually:  
 Friends invite each other to their home. This is:  
 Friends are above family. This is:  
 To discriminate against some companions is:  




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