Do I Need New Friends?
Aristotle believed, “A friend to all is a friend to none.” He’s a pretty smart guy, and while that’s not true for every human on the planet, most of us need to assess our social circle more often than we do. Keeping our friend zone synonymous with our comfort zone neglects the wisdom of growing new connections that branch off of our inner learning tree, which is constantly growing.
It’s not easy for everyone to forge new friendships, and our quizzes don’t dual as extrovert converters. However, we’re confident we can be the voice inside your computer screen that hopefully reaches the one inside your head to assess if your best friends from 20 years ago are actually bad friends now. Phones got a lot smarter since then, and so should your social awareness! We’ll inspect the health of your face-to-face interactions as well, both lighthearted and heavy.
Do I need new friends? The ultimate question depends on where you are in life. Is your friend group a place of peace, or does toxic behavior mangle your social circle? Consider what it's like spending time with your friends when considering the question.
Perhaps the ultimate question to ponder is if they are genuinely interested in the steps of your life journey. Are close friends good listeners, or are they just going through monotonous motions to fake it? Does constructive criticism stay helpful, or do bad habits cross boundaries during conversation? Sometimes, childhood friends formed from shared histories grow into toxic friends that need to be changed as personal perspectives evolve. That said, true friends stick by you through every season and are worth keeping for as long as the relationship helps you.