Friday, June 25, 2010

A thought inspired by "social networking"

Respect is a necessary but not sufficient requirement for friendship.


Unknown said...

Interesting. Many people would say respect and mutual interest are the necessary elements. What further ingredients do you think are necessary?

Not a huge fan of social networking either, but it's definitely useful at times. However, it seems to create more "acquaintances" than friends

Tyler Hower said...

I think mutual goals, a shared conception of the good (or the good human life) and a disinterested concern for one another, such that I would rather the other's life go well than they be my friend, are necessary components.