Read the interviews with some young people and decide what question they all answered.
Michelle: …while both are important I feel love is more important than friendship. If you are a good decent person who treats others with kindness and respect, chances that you will have true friends are good. Love however, is much harder. In my opinion, we only get a chance to love someone a few times in our lives if we’re lucky. So when those rare chances present themselves, it is important for us to do all that we can in our power to recognise those chances as such and use every opportunity to love and be loved…
Ryan: Friendship, of course! A friendship will last a whole lot longer than love. I guarantee it! I was best friends with my sweetheart first before we became closer. I think if we had skipped the friendship stage and gone straight for the love part, it would not have lasted as long as it has!
Claire:: Love and friendship go together. But love is most important. Friendship I believe only goes so far. I believe you can love your friends through thick and thin, but it does not mean you have to participate in everything they do. What they do may go against your beliefs and I wouldn’t want to sacrifice my own values for a friendship.
Ben: .. .genuine love is an extension of friendship. Friendship is the beginning of love. Love without friendship is simply based on physical attraction. Friendship in love helps one person to see the other for who they really are. …so to answer the question as best I can, it’s friendship, and from that can grow genuine love…
Will: .. .Well, they kind of go hand in hand… if you’ve got a great friendship then you’ve got love and if you’re in love then you’ve got a great friend. But to answer the question, I’d go with love. I think love is the most important thing to feel, and to give back.
The question of the interview: What’s more important: love or friendship?
(Вопрос интервью: Что важнее: любовь или дружба?)