On Friendship

Last week I finally got around to reading the only Andrew Sullivan book I’d neglected: “Love Undectectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival.” It is three essays on various topics, connected loosely on the AIDS epidemic and his reflections of living through it.  The third struck me as the obvious gem. It’s on friendship. Is there anythingContinue reading “On Friendship”

Friendship Limit

Social networks ease the friction of maintaining relationships.  But do they really allow us to have more friends than before?  Some research says No. Robin Dunbar, an anthropologist who now works at Oxford University, concluded that the cognitive power of the brain limits the size of the social network that an individual of any givenContinue reading “Friendship Limit”