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  • Writer's pictureDillan Taylor

Friends with benefits

Yesterday, I had a lovely conversation with one of my best buds.

We all love talking to our closest friends, but some chats just hit different.

Here’s what I value in conversations with friends:

• Humor: Are we both laughing a lot? • Vulnerability: Can we candidly talk about our fears, anxieties, and emotions? • Tactics/Strategy: Are we able to help one another come up with actions to improve our lives? • Genuine curiosity: Can I give you 100% of my attention when you’re speaking and you do the same for me?

I was reminded yesterday that I’m lucky enough to have people in my life who check each of these boxes.

What do you value in a friend? Who meets (or doesn’t meet) those values?


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