Father: Ramesh, do you
like your friends?
everybody likes their friends.
Ramesh: Because, all
friends love each other. If my friends know that I need help, they will help
me. Daddy would you tell me how I can make more friends?
Father: Son, you like
those who help you and love you. Similarly other kids are looking for help
and love. When you meet kids in your school or in the neighborhood, you
should be nice to them. You should help them. Then, they will become your
friends. It is not always necessary that you have to help someone so they
will be your friend. Even if you praise the good work that they have done,
you can also make new friends. You should not badmouth anyone, and you
should not be jealous of anyone. You should always wish goodness for
If you see a kid in your
neighborhood who is sad or depressed, you should comfort him and offer him
your help. If your classmate is doing bad in school, you should help him
bring his grades up. These are some things that will help you make more
friends. But you have to be careful when you make friends.
Ramesh: Daddy, what
should I be careful about?
Father: You should be
careful about selecting your friends. For example, you do not want to have a
friendship with people who use drugs, who are bullies, or who are arrogant.
We should not hate these people, but we should not be friends with them
either. We should stay away from people who have bad habits.
Ramesh: Can you tell
me what a good friend is?
Father: A good friend
helps his friends in need. He loves and admires his friends. He appreciates
the good work done by his friends, and whenever he gets a chance he praises
it. A good friend keeps his friends away from bad activities. He only
supports things which are beneficial to others. A good friend does not keep
secrets from other friends. A good friend forgives others for their
mistakes. He wishes good for everybody. So make sure that you are such a
friend and stay in the company of good friends.
Ramesh: Yes, father. I will try to be
a good friend to everyone.
1) What does friendship mean?
2) What are some different things that you
can do to make a friends?
3) What kind of friends do you not want to
4) What are the qualities of a good friend?