This chapter sets out the general strategy of writing a pro essay. The introduction part in the chapter have some elements: identification of the conclusion being examined, the key premises (chosen on the basis of their being crucial and controversial), the statement of authorial standpoint (in this case pro), and a short statement on essay strategy. Aristotle argues in Book VIII of the Nicomachean Ethics that the best sort of friendship is one based upon goodness. He bases this argument upon two controversial premises: Long-term relationships are better than short-term ones, and interactive goodness makes all parties permanently more excellent. Aristotle's detractors might object to the controversial premise that long-term relationships are better than short-term ones. This essay will interpret this to mean that one should avoid possible highly pleasurable, transitory relationships in favor of the search for deeper, more lasting relationships.