Friendship is a concept that most people tend to associate with a single type of relationship
between different people; however, the reality of this idea is quite the opposite. The three types
of friendships established by Aristotle, Utility, Pleasure, and Goodness, offer a solid blueprint for
different variations present in our world that can be solidified through concepts by other
philosophers, such as Confucius. This notion is also expressed in different pieces of literature
and media, specifically in the recent film, Promising Young Woman. All of this is to show that
the idea of friendship is not as linear as people think, but rather an ever-diverging concept that
takes many forms.
"A Branching Path: Three Types of Friendship and Transitioning between Them,"
FYS Endeavor - 2021-2022: Vol. 1, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/fys-endeavor/vol1/iss1/15