On Friendship

Everyone needs friendship. No one can sail the ocean of life single handed. We need help from, and also give help to, others. In the modern age, people attach more importance to relations and connections. A man of charisma has many friends. His power lies in his ability to give.
The term, friend, covers a wide range of meanings. It can be a nodding acquaintance, a comrade, a confident, a partner, a playmate, a brother, an intimate.
As life is full of conflict, we need friends to support and help us out of difficulties. Our friends give us warnings against danger. True friends share not only joy but, more often than not, the share sorrow
With friendship, life is happy and harmonious. Without friendship, life is unfortunate. I have friends in the rank and file. Some are rich and in power. Some are low and common. Some are like myself, content with the simple life we have. To many of my friends, I know what to treasure, what to tolerate and what to share. I will never forget my old friends and keep making new friends. I will not be cold and indifferent to the poor friends and will show concern for them, even if it is only a comforting word.

每个人都需要友情,没有人在人生的长河中能独自度过。我们需要从别人那里得到帮助,也要给予别人帮助。在现代的生活中,人们更加依附(重视)联系和交流。一个有魅力的人有很多朋友,他的魅力在于他的付出。
朋友的定义,包含了很大的范围。它可能是点头之交,同志,知己,搭档,玩伴,兄弟,密友。
生活中充满了斗争,我们需要朋友的支持和帮助去走出困难。朋友会给予我们危险的警告,真正的朋友不仅会分享开心的事,也会分享悲伤的事(真正的朋友是可以同甘共苦的)。
有了友情,生活是开心和融洽的;没有友情,生活是不幸的。我有普通朋友(我有地位高的朋友,也有地位低的朋友)。一些有权有势,一些没钱普通的(位卑而平凡),一些像我一样满足于生活简单的人。对于我的朋友,我知道我要珍惜什么、容忍什么、分享什么。我永远不会忘记老朋友,也会继续结交新朋友。对于穷朋友我不会变的冷漠和区别对待,而是会关心他们,即使是一句安慰的话。