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Secondary School Nigeria

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.

At first, many students start out without having a friend, but as time goes on they get close to others and others get close to them and friendships start.

Reasons for Choosing Friends:

Reasons for choosing friends varies from one location/environment, etc to another. Some reasons are as follows:

1. Man is a social being.
2. Man is happier and safer in a group.
3. Man loves to belong to groups.
4. It encourages cooperation,
5. It enhances creativity.
6. It fosters unity in the society etc.

Essential Factors in Choosing Friends:

A popular saying goes thus: Birds of the same feather flock together and Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are:

The factors in choosing friends vary from person to person, and from place to place. Such as:

1. Common interest.
2. Age group.
3. Sex.
4. Tribe.
5. Religious affiliation.
6. Good reputation.
7. Socio-economic background, among others.

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