Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Science of Friendship

Until now friendship is a feeling but once I started studying it I am beginning to see multitudes of properties in this ‘feeling’ called friendship.

Guess it will be a good idea ...
It is actually worth including it as a proper science lesson in class VII or VIII cause that is when we begin to teach science as physics, chemistry and biology.
To observe that friendship is a fantastic combination of all these streams of science is a new topic that can be considered when we update our curriculum next time.


On the flipside
A physical study of a subject makes it imperative that it should have a shape, size or a form. Friendship, I observe has all this.

If biology is the study of life sciences and the behaviour of living things, friendship should certainly be added into it. After all, friendship determines the behaviour of living things.

Chemistry- is the study of elements and compounds and the following reactions when they come together!
If we are to assume an individual as an element, friendship is the chemical that compounds two individuals and the ensuing reactions are worth studying under different chemical combinations.
To begin our study on the properties of friendship we can start with proven features like:

It has elasticity
It can
• Stretch to keep 2 or 2000 people together.
• Bind a 1 year old child to 100 year old person and also people who have never met: eg.. fellow travellers, waiting patients etc.,
• Can bind unknown sources together. For eg..chat friends.


It has chemical reactions

• Left on its own-it does not have any actions or reactions but once its combined with two or more people the range of emotional and physical reactions are uncountable.
• It has such chemical potencies that it can make or break any human relationships.


It has physical reactions
It can change ‘form’ of relationships like parents & children, teachers & students, employers & employees can turn into friends.
Friendship cannot be seen in physical form but may be assumed in physical gestures like, shaking hands, hugging, patting, smiling, enthusiastic body language etc.
Friendship can give the most supportive feelings that can make the receiver revive with new energy. The former can be only be perceived and the latter can be visibly seen.

It has emotional reactions
Its odourless and colourless but makes the owner feel the most vibrant colours and fragrances
It acts as a conductor and catalyst for many relationships amongst living things. For eg. bondings between people and pets or plants.

To conclude, Friendship : In science it is like oxygen, in poetry it is like spring in summer, in politics it is like the nuclear alignment, in math it is a great equation and in life it is the spirit.



22 comments:

kavya of 10 A said...

There are innumerable definitions and quotations on friendship, and your way of describing is something new which made think hatke. I think this what relating and understanding in everything we do and learn means. There are many phenomenons going around us teaching us something new everyday.There is no one in this world without a friend.Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life.If want to have the biggest treasure or most delicious food in this universe , then have a friend,not just physically but chemical bond only then you can relish the taste of it. The greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.Not just giving them presents on friendship day means a true friendship,everyday is a good day with a friend beside you.On this special occasion , i would thank all my well wishers and friends for all their good deeds and things that they had taught me.But I have to thank the most imperative lineup in my life i had ever met i.e.,the team @ silveroaks that is making things possible to groom into the best citizens. Finally i would conclude by the famous saying by Albert Camus: Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend.
HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY

Anonymous said...

THE COMPARISON WAS EXCELLENT ! i loved it!

Anonymous said...

i loved the comparisons! it was simply superb!i never knew friendship could be so sweetly expressed !happy happy friendship day!!!!
by,
kalyani
9C

Anonymous said...

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY MA'AM. I completely agree with your new definition of friendship.No relationship is as precious as friendship. In today's rocket speed life the importance of friendship has tobe understood by everyone and it is possible in the method that you have suggested. Thank you and once again happy friendship day Seeta(am I doing anything wrong?)

Ranjita Rao. K said...

Hey Sita!
That a very unique and wonderful way and of looking at friendship ... very apt
And coming from a non science background person like you... :)

Happy Friendship Day, Dear friend!

"Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Ranjita Rao. K said...

Hey Sita!

That a very unique and wonderful way and of looking at friendship ... very apt
And coming from a non science background person like you... :)

Happy Friendship Day, Dear friend!

"Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

you know who said...

hi buddy
science of frndship????
you can never stop surprising me and i love it.
lots of love buddy.

you know who said...

hi buddy
science of frndship????
you can never stop surprising me and i love it.
lots of love buddy.

shapong said...

Murty Maam
happy frindshp day. you have been a grt frnd philosopher and guide to all of us.too lucky to know you maam.
love you lots.

Ramya said...

hi mam!!!!!!!1
1st of all HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY
i like reading your blogs. i liked the comparision of friendship with science.it is superb.coming to friendship,it is like the medicine of life.i like my friends very.............much.i like them so much that i cant express in words.i dont want to loose them at all.a true friend is the one who will help you even when you are in troble.small fights are common between friends.but they must not last longer.we should not looose our friends.it means loosing happiness in our lifes.on this occasion i want to thank all my friends for helping me in many ways and also for being my friends."The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a good friend"
RAMYA
10'C'

Kanak said...

Ma'am,
your way of expressing friendship is an amazing way. By the way, happy friendship day
Kanak

Anuradha.N said...

Mam,
It is again proved that the way you look at the things is always different.It is really amazing comparison that you made between friendship and science.By this we would know that freindship is not just sharing the happy moments,calling each other or sending messages, etc., There are so many other reactions, equations and emotions involved in friendship.
I describe friendship as rainbow between two hearts.Sharing of 7 feelings.
Love+ Sad+ Happy+ Truth+ Faith+ Secret+ Helping = Friendship.
Thank you very much for sharing your innovative thought process with us.
HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY!

Shubham Bhasin said...

DEAR MAM,
GREAT COMPARISON BETWEEN SCIENCE AND FRIENDSHIP,I LIKE IT.
YOUR BLOG, IT'S DIFFERENT EVERYTIME BUT THIS TIME IT'S A MASTER PIECE. I WONDER WHERE YOU GET THESE IDEAS FROM? ANYWAY GREAT IDEA MAMJI. THIS NEW DEFINITION SHOULD BE PUT UP IN THE DICTIONARY!
Apart from this HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY MAM.

SHUBHAM BHASIN
VII B

hyderabad said...

seetha........seetha ...........seetha..........

'happy friendship day'

kavya said...

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY MAM......
When I think of all the wonders life sends to me , not one is more wonderful to me than my friends...
I agree with my friend ramya...’the best way to destroy an enemy is to make him ur best friend’
“Never take a person for granted, hold every person close to ur heart....b’coz u might wake up one day and realize that u have lost a diamond while u were too busy collecting stones”.
Friends are the most important ingredients in the recipe of life...who adds taste and flavour to our short life.
A friend is a person who actually is by us when we are in need and in trouble.
I promise u that I’ ll be a person who takes u by the hand and reminds u that we are not alone in the journey of life! And also will leave footprints in ur heart...I WILL BE THE BEST OF FRIENDS!!
I LOVE MY FRIENDS ALWAYS AND 4 EVER…….

A small message 4 u…mam…,
Dear friend,
Just to tell u that, when everyone is rushing ahead in life…’thanks’ for pausing & giving a thought for me.Your presence had such a positive influence on me.
I ADMIRE U…..

Ur loving friend and student,
B.kavya[student coordinator]

ravalikareddy said...

i really liked your comparison between friendship and science. i wonder 'how do u get such ideas ma'am.'
Friendship is a single soul living in 2 bodies. yes ma'am friend ship either makes relationships or breaks them. a friend in our life is invaluable and immeasurable. life with out friends is like a curry with out salt...
finally i would like to tell that
"friendship is like a glass
so handle it with care,
as once broken hard
to repair...
THANK U MA'AM,
always i open your blog there something very new and different to read...

megha said...

sHi maam,
Well ,firstly happy friendship day
I Like the way you have expresed in science.
you are absolutely right maam its is of happiness sadness and also emotional too.
I would like to name some of them who are very special for me whom i do not wont to lose ,they are my precious roses i can say .
my first best best friend is shweta ,i really love her a lot ,and would never like to lose her in my life. both the shrutis of 10 and many more .........and obvioulsy you are also one of my best friends who has been so understanding and taking care of me.no on ecan leave without a friend in this world.They are one of the important treasures of our life.
Evey day not only friendship day is the one where you are close every day is the same.
Friend is the one who has always been beside you ,taking care of your problems,always there at happy and sad moments like you.....
you have been there with me for
each moment and helped me....
And i am sure i will reach up to your expectations, and also change my altitude still more better then now.
ONCE AGAIN I WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY!!!
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE GIVEN ME!
MEGHANA

Revathi said...

Hi ma'am. It has been long since I went through your blog.
The comparion between science and friendship is simply superb!
The word friendship itself fills my heart with a feeling which cannot be articulated with mere words.
A star has 5 ends
A square has 4 ends
A triangle has 3 ends
A line segment has 2 ends
A life has 1 end
But friendship has no end

This quantity always flows between the hearts even if they are separated by millions of miles. A friend in is a friend indeed. This proverb and many others convey the value and the character of a true friend. A friend makes our black and white life a colorful and a happy one with ceaseless memoirs. There is also an old saying that the best way to live a happy life is to make your enemies your friends. That is the value of friendship. It makes all hard hearts gentle.

A true friend does not follow u or lead u but always walks beside u. this is how I can all think of a friend.
The best of friends,
Can change a frown,
Into a smile,
when you feel down.
The best of friends,
Will understand,
Your little trials,
And lend a hand.
The best of friends,
Will always share,
Your secret dreams,
Because they care.
The best of friends,
Worth more than gold,
Give all the love,
A heart can hold.
I am enjoying this fruit of life to the fullest for it is very sweet. My classmates taught me the values of life. They are all my soul gurus. Therefore, I salute them.

Yohith said...

hi! ma'am... gud one:-)
differrent people have different notions on friendship.You relating it wid sience is a gud idea.
Friendship is the cemical combination of love,affection,empathy & understanding.
a best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.a best friend is a person is the one who slaps you when you are doin sumthing wrong amd corrects you.
friends are like stars you can't see dem but you know dey are always there.
friendship cannot be expressed through friendship bands or gifts and so on.it can be expressed when you just give dem a hug and say you are the best friend i've ever had n den see the happiness filled in your friends eyes it makes you happy too.
I want to conclude by saying sumthin dat is:
FRIENDS MAKE EACH DAY A
NEW BEGINING FILLED
WID WONDERS N JOY.

SUGUNA said...

HI Ma'm
The way u think is always unique n defferent.....i like it very much......
HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY

jayaprada said...

WINNERS DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY !
WINNERS THINK DIFFERENTLY!
Hello ma'm,it's a unique comparision!I felt this is the right way of comparision what we learn.Ingruent Pattern what you want to implement in studies and personalities is superb.The fragnance of Friendship what you are spreading with your thoughts is Amazing.I think this type of possitive thinking,Preaching what we are practising will make things better,best.with this we can understand nothing stands alone,comparable with anything.only thing is perspective and Passion with Pyaar.
Wishing and Seeking "VISHWAMYTRI".
HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY !

Shweta Reddy said...

well maam
I dont know how many thinking hats you have . Edward De Bono might have been interested in knowing it.as usual the contents of the blog were phenomenal. the connections you made were very interesting.
eager for more
shweta