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How and why do we pick our friends?

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Studies of dolphins, primates and humans show the reason we choose the companions we do is more complex, and perhaps less honorable, than we might think.

 

“Friendship," wrote CS Lewis, “is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” He wasn't the only one. Plato wrote "similarity begets friendship." in his 360 BCE play Phaedrus. And Aristotle had the same idea when he wrote, "some define it as a matter of similarity; they say that we love those who are like ourselves."


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If we could saught out more human similarities than cultural, religious or racial ones, we'd all be friends.

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The CS Lewis Review | An online resource for reflections on C. S. Lewis and the tradition he exemplifies

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How and why do we pick our friends?

How and why do we pick our friends? | Lewis Lane | Scoop.it
Studies of dolphins, primates and humans show the reason we choose the companions we do is more complex, and perhaps less honorable, than we might think.

 

“Friendship," wrote CS Lewis, “is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” He wasn't the only one. Plato wrote "similarity begets friendship." in his 360 BCE play Phaedrus. And Aristotle had the same idea when he wrote, "some define it as a matter of similarity; they say that we love those who are like ourselves."


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If we could saught out more human similarities than cultural, religious or racial ones, we'd all be friends.

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CS Lewis was THE MAN

Great inspirational quote.


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Deborah Robins's curator insight, December 17, 2012 11:19 PM
Thanks Kali for this quote...describes the disability industry & the "NDIS" to a tee, not to mention a few other social services. CS Lewis said it better than all my scoops put together... "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C. S. Lewis English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)