Ten Simple and Powerful Practices of Amazing Friends
“Friendship is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”
— Muhammad Ali
We’re in a friendship crisis. The average American adult reports having only one real friend. Paradoxically, in an age of Facebook and always-on connections, a growing body of research is proving what many of us already feel deep in our gut: we’re actually lonelier and more isolated than ever before.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. There is a better path forward.
Lifeboat is a movement of people re-investing in deep friendships. We’re not offering grand solutions or complex schemes, but instead, simple things that work.
In the Getting Started Guide, we explore 10 practical findings from the art and science of friendship. Check out what we’ve learned from the academic geeks, philosophers and psychologists. Then try out some simple, yet powerful practices that can make you a better friend.
You can do these practices in any order and at any time. Go ahead. Take the friendship challenge and dive in!