The easy two-step path to making real friends (and being a real person)

“How to friend someone in real life”

Dudes, this is so spot-on. I gave up Facebook (finally) a couple months ago (which makes me such an expert, right?), and I haven’t looked back.

“In a scene in Good Will Hunting, Skyler gives Will her phone number and suggests that they could get together sometime for coffee. Will says, Yeah, or we could get together and eat a bunch of caramels, because when you think about it, it’s as arbitrary as drinking coffee.

Which it is. Almost every friend activity is. Drinking beers together, trail running, riding bikes, eating tacos—it doesn’t matter what you do, you’re just changing the backdrop of a conversation, which is the building block of a friendship. Enough of those, and then you can move on to borrowing money and asking people to help you haul a couch up six flights of stairs.”


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