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Unformatted text preview: sense. It is not only a necessary thing but a splendid one, in this quotation I was able to see that Aristotle values justice as a fair exchange and because of this, he sees a balanced friendship as the most basic example of human justice. I agree with Aristotles believe in that without friendship and the ties that bond humans together, happiness may never be attained. Throughout all of the Nicomachean ethics, balance is a common theme. Whether it is in the balance of virtue through the doctrine of the mean or the value of friendship and a balance of fair exchange. I believe these things still play true in modern society and are all to often overlooked. Aristotles discussion of friendship strikes true to me as it makes me realize that a fair exchange between humans is the absolute sign of a good friendship and justice. This value is something that I have enjoyed learning and I think will have a positive impact on my every day life as I strive to obtain this balance....
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