[Following is the text of the program of the above title released for broadcast the week end of November 9–11 in the radio series, "How Christian Science Heals," heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 165 - A Sound Basis for Friendship

Speaker: We're all interested in maintaining friendships and in avoiding hurts and disappointments. Our guest today, Lawrence Spector of Beverly Hills, California, had certain notions about friendship that interfered with his happiness and progress in every direction. Just what were some of these, Larry?

Mr. Spector: Well, at one time I wanted friends, no matter what it cost. To me they were everything, the most important thing to acquire. You acquired them to surround yourself with admirers, to inflate yourself with their esteem, and to protect yourself with their numbers.

Speaker: Now this is a rather shaky basis for friendship, isn't it? It seems to be all one-sided. And I know you found that true friendship and how to acquire it and keep it were something quite different.

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