Notes on Quotes: Friendship
“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” – Khalil Gibran
The word “responsibility” brings some heaviness in the way of explaining a relationship based on care and appreciation of someone uniqueness, thus the word “sweet” is used. However, there is responsibility of not crossing boundaries, if our ideal of friendship is to take advantage of the goodwill of another for our own purposes.
“Friendship is the purest love.” – Osho
Whenever there is care and appreciation of someone’s uniqueness for the sake of it, then without a doubt there is the purest love. As we add conditions and “small letters” to a relation with another then, the magic goes away.
“There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship.” – Unknown
Friendship may be the only ship which is meant to go to unknown, meaningful waters as long as there are no captains navigating the ship.