Some people think it’s better to choose friends who always have the same opinions as them. Other people believe it’s good to have friends who sometimes disagree with them.
Discuss both these views and give your opinion.
It is believed that people should often make friendship with those who have similar thinking as them, while others say that it is necessary to have friends who ocassionaly have different views with their opinion. While having the same viewpoints reduces the chances of differences among them, I believe that it is important to have mates who sometimes disagree because this will help people to improve themselves.
On the one hand, when people have the same opinions on different topics, there are rare chances that conflict arises in their discussion. This is because they have the same thinking and perception towards the area of the topic. This eliminates any chances of having differences between them. For example, a recent study by Cambridge University found that people who make friends having similar interests and thinking have much lower chances of having conflicts. However, I do not agree with this viewpoint because of the reason elucidated below.
On the other hand, there are those who say that it is vital to have disagreement because this helps people to find out shortcomings in each other. This is due to the fact that one person’s perception to a world’s event may not be right, and the caring friend should have to point this out to help their best mate to have a right understanding. This actually helps in the overall development of their personality. To illustrate, I have friends who have opposite opinions as that of mine, they guide me whenever I have a distorted viewpoint about an event or a topic. Therefore, I agree with this school of thought because it helps in improving each other shortcomings.
In conclusion, although if people make friends having the same opinions can lower the chances of conflict, I believe that it is essential for friends to have a different perspective on a common topic to improve each other’s understanding.