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Yoshida Kenko

Kenko, Yoshida. "Friendship, 1340 CE." The Tzuredzure Gusa of Yoshida No Kaneyoshi. Translated by George Sansom ed. N.p.: Asiatic Society of Japan Transactions, 1911. 39. Humanistictexts.org. Web. 13 Mar. 2016.

What is the main idea of paragraph one?

A

Even though discussion with those who hold contradicting opinions can be worthwhile, it is a great pleasure to hold serious, involved conversations with those that agree with one’s beliefs.

B

Even though discussion with those who hold similar opinions can be comforting, and even joyful, it is a necessary part of the intellectual growth to hold conversations with those that disagree with one’s beliefs.

C

It is necessary to participate in a variety of conversations, both with those that hold similar and opposing views. Without a variety of discussion, conversation skill will not improve.

D

Conversation, both intimate and in contradiction, should mainly cover fleeting world issues in order for the conversation to be pleasant and to avoid loneliness.