Choosing Friends at School
WHO IS A FRIEND?
A friend is someone who you choose to be close to you; eventually, you become friends because you like each other or one another.
Many come to school without having a friend, but as time goes on they get close to others and others get close to them and friendship starts.
REASONS FOR CHOOSING FRIENDS
Reasons for choosing friends varies from one location/environment, etc to another some reasons are as follows:
- Man is a social being
- Man is happier and safer in a group
- Man love to belong in a group
- It encourages cooperation
- It enhances creativity
- It fosters unity in the society etc.
ESSENTIAL FACTORS IN CHOOSING FRIENDS
A popular saying goes thus: Birds of the same feather flocks together and Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are:
The factors vary from person to person, and from place to place. Such as:
- Common interest
- Age group
- Religious affiliation
- Good reputation
- Socio-economic background, among others