David E. Hunt is a psychologist who taught at Yale and Syracuse Universities and who now teaches at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. His most recent books are Beginning with Ourselves and The Renewal of Personal Energy. He lives in Toronto.
To Be a Friend
In todayâ€™s busy world, we may fail to realize that our need for friendship is as vital and important as our basic needs for food, air, and water. However, thanks to the high-stress environments people currently live in, they are now starting to realize how important friendship is to a healthy and full life.
This book shows readers how to open the flow of friendship in their lives by learning to be friends. It offers activities that have proven helpful to participants in the authorâ€™s workshops, exercises that prompt readers to examine their personal beliefs about friendship and apply them in daily life. By following these activities, readers discover how to be friends with themselves, how to be friends with others, and how to strengthen existing friendships. Author David Hunt also describes his experiences with learning how to be a friend, including his successes and failures.