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Friendship: a ticket to a healthier life

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l220 (Published 16 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l220

What is friendship?

Friendship is one of life's treasures, in which a stranger suddenly becomes a confidant and ally in life's travails. Like two musical notes or two colors that enhance each other, friends bring out the best in each other. How can we promote friendship? We must search for it and recognize it, but also test it and nurture it. Ultimately, our lives will depend on the loyalty and love of our friends.


Competing interests: No competing interests

16 January 2019
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA