Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Śląskiej. Organizacja i Zarządzanie, Z. 123 (2018), s. 51-59
The well-being of a person is conditioned by many factors in the environment of his life. Exploring the environment by an individual is necessary because the natural, social or cultural levels acting on the individual not only intertwine with each other and interact with varying strength but also emphasize the social character. Especially in the 21st century, human beings are exposed to many stimuli flowing from the external and internal world. Then it is important to maintain close contacts with other people that can affect our activity and be a source of support received as well as improve well-being. The invaluable benefits of having friends turn out to have therapeutic properties. Therefore, friendship as an important element in human social development contributes to the improvement of our well-being and a more optimistic view of difficult circumstances.