Vatican Saying 34

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Refining his teaching on the benefits of friendship, Epicurus clarifies that we do not need the "utility", the utilitarian benefits that we derive from our friendships on an ongoing basis; what we do need instead is the underlying feeling of confidence and security, as we rest assured that, should we call upon our friends in an hour of need, they will be there to help us out. This is in line with the broader Epicuran belief that friends are the pillars of our personal security.

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