Truly friendship is something that can't be placed into words. It is more of a concept than a literal translation. For the purpose of this paper though, I have compiled what I feel is notion of friendship. Friendship should be an everlasting bond between two or more people who feel a connection like a deep rooted bother- hood or sisterhood. Friendship is not something to be rushed into or taken for granted. Today people build friendships off of unstable grounds. People choose to develop friendships off of the surface, things such as having someone to go out with and party with, or someone who is in your life just to fill an empty space. In most cases, the transition from acquaintance to friendship occurs gradually. "We reach out to offer friendship by offering a potential friend caring, listening, talking, sharing, accepting, and affirming. It takes time and effort to build a friendship. They are built slowly, slowly, slowly. Yet, nothing can add more to your life than having truly intimate friends "Just friends" is a goal worth pursuing" (McGinnis "Friendships True Meaning"). I believe the rule that friendship should be based on the love for one another's character not belongings. With that you will be able to know who you are loving, trusting and sharing your life with. The characteristic of true friendship would base it self on loyalty and trust. Those are the main factors that prove an actual friendship.
Loyalty is a feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection. As we see in the movie Casablanca, Victor Laszlo and Sam had a strong bond. When Sam was offered more money and better accommodations at another bar he denied. Why would a person turn down such a great opportunity? It is all because Sam devoted loyalty to Victor Laszlo, no matter how much he was paid no matter how long he had to work he would always stay by Victor side. Aristotle states that "it is those who desire the good of their friends for their friends" sake that are most truly friends, because each loves the other for what he is, and not for any incidental quality.