“You can recognize a true friend from affection, behaviour, words and deeds”.
This Latin proverb concentrates in a few words the noble and fundamental value of friendship, a deep and strong relationship which is based on shared thoughts, shared feelings, shared projects and needs a constant mutual empathy for each other’s sorrows and joys.
Nowadays we live in an age of somehow aseptic and exasperating individualism, emotional distance, and incapacity of speaking with others in the context of a real communication from person to person. No problems! The social networks are there to fill this gap and to help us to build up easily an immoderate number of “virtual friends”. Just a few clicks and we are able to multiply our friends and with another click we can get rid of friends who have become obsolete. We don’t need to work regularly on our friendly relationships, to keep them alive, to make them grow stronger…Just a further click on the button “I like” and it’s enough.
I’m awfully old-fashioned, a real dinosaur, but I’m still faithful to the Latin approach…