With Friends Like These

Friendships change over time along with our interpersonal wants and needs. In The Atlantic, Julie Beck takes an interesting look at how friendships change in adulthood; and the benefits and costs of moving many friendly interactions online. “The voluntary nature of friendship makes it subject to life’s whims in a way other relationships aren’t.” I’ve been hanging out with pretty much the same group of guys since I was a little kid; our bond is bolstered by a common history and a shared inability to make new friends.

+ Hopes and Fears: Does being self-deprecating help or harm you socially? (Who am I to say?)

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