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Compare And Contrast Knowing A Friend To Knowing How To Swim, Knowing A Scientific Theory And Knowing A Historical Period. What Conclusions About The Nature Of Knowledge Can You Reach?

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We can compare many things and people only by each quality. Contrasting them with their qualities will be at the same time easy and hard. Comparing a friend with something that is not alive, like knowing how to swim are two different things. A friend for example is a human being as everybody, who will help you anytime you want, give you support, understand and love you. According to Jane Sequichie Hifler, "In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil". We learn from our friends, and they learn from us. So it is "us" who teach each other, and let them know of the world we live in. Knowing how to swim, is something like giving knowledge to the person of how to swim, by showing it, basically, knowledge of swimming is floating on the water, not sinking, swim wherever you want and teach this person how to survive in any circumstance, in/on the water, and save people's lives. For history and science, people perceive these two as a way of discovering something new from the past, creating or making something for the sake of human kind, prolonging human life. History tells us who are, where were born, when we were born, who is your father and mother, history is interesting to know. A scientific theory is stated by a person who choose this path to contribute his own work to people. If these two combine it can be obtained that another history can be born.Who do we see in our daily life? We see a person who talks to you, tells jokes, supports you, and waits for you when you ask him/her. In my life I see friends, every day I talk to them, tell them jokes, and we play soccer, etc. I have many friends, and they know me and I know them. Knowing a friend is like listening to a book that knows everything. Why I say everything? It is because they have experienced something that some people and I haven't experience yet, they know it and understand it their way, understood it by their own philosophic world that they created. As Aristotle said: "Loneliness is the most terrible poverty", people keen to look for more friends but its hard to find a faithful friend. For instance this quote: "remember man and keep in mind, a faithful friend is hard to find", I don't know whose quote is this, but it makes sense to any person, and it is true, everyone has problems of finding a faithful friend. As Samuel Butler says: "We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversation with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk. Thomas Moore, PhD, in the essay "Embracing the Everyday" The happiest conversation is that of which nothings is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression."Swimming, if person learns how to swim he/she knows how to swim, that is true. A person has a reason for doing so, he/she wants to know how to swim. Knowing how to swim is a special skill for him/her. They also learn it emotionally, coaches motivate, tell...

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