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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Making friends


When we make new friends, how often does it happen because we said "Shall we be friends?" I imagine the process of friend-making should go something like this:

Person A: I like you. Do you want to be my friend?
Person B: Okay, let's be friends.
Person A: Hello, friend :)

But this is the oversimplified version. Really, even though we don't say it, what we mean is this:

I think I like you. Let's be friends for a while, and then if we like it we'll be friends for a bit longer until we get bored or until we stop liking each other. How's that sound?

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