You Better Have These Qualities If You Want Quality Friendships Pillowtok #54 Glimpse Of Brilliance

Alright, that’s all very nice. But let’s dig a little deeper. Here’s what Psychology Today author and Buddhist physician Alex Lickerman, M.D. had to say about  friendship:
“The Japanese have a term, kenzoku , which translated literally means “family.” The connotation suggests a bond between people who’ve made a similar commitment and who possibly therefore share a similar destiny. It implies the presence of the deepest connection of friendship, of lives lived as comrades from the distant past.

Lauren’s soccer team, circa 1996(???). Many of the kids in this photo are still some of her closest friends, and also…skinny kid front and center with the bowl-cut ended up being her husband. So, okay. Shared history seems to be pretty effective at forging bonds…