The Indians, Chinese and Malays hardly mix with each other and are seen usually in the company of their own kind.One of the main reasons for polarization among university students is that as they reach a certain level of maturity, common binding factors such as religion, customs and traditions play important role in selection of friends or mates.
This is because we realize there are good friends and bad ones.The saying that a friend in need is a friend indeed is very apt in this scenario because good friends are those who are reliable and trustworthy.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Of Friendship
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Essay on friendship - English - Afrikaans Translation …
IT HAD been hard for him that spake it to haveput more truth and untruth together in fewwords, than in that speech, Whatsoever is delightedin solitude, is either a wild beast or a god. For it ismost true, that a natural and secret hatred, andaversation towards society, in any man, hathsomewhat of the savage beast; but it is most untrue, that it should have any character at all, of thedivine nature; except it proceed, not out of a pleasure in solitude, but out of a love and desire tosequester a man’s self, for a higher conversation:such as is found to have been falsely and feignedlyin some of the heathen; as Epimenides the Candian, Numa the Roman, Empedocles the Sicilian,and Apollonius of Tyana; and truly and really, indivers of the ancient hermits and holy fathers ofthe church. But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd isnot company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, wherethere is no love. The Latin adage meeteth with it alittle: Magna civitas, magna solitudo; because ina great town friends are scattered; so that there isnot that fellowship, for the most part, which is inless neighborhoods. But we may go further, andaffirm most truly, that it is a mere and miserablesolitude to want true friends; without which theworld is but a wilderness; and even in this sensealso of solitude, whosoever in the frame of hisnature and affections, is unfit for friendship, hetaketh it of the beast, and not from humanity.