Who is really your friend? Is your neighbor your friend? Your colleague? Your twitter followers? Facebook friends?

How do we conclude that someone is a friend? Where do we draw the boundaries around friendship? And before all that how do we even make friends? And why? Just to stave off loneliness or is there more to it? Is there an evolutionary continuity, a primal need?

I am collecting and sharing stories about friends and friendships. Reading books, essays, journal articles. Then viewing all this in the light of my experiences with the hope of getting a better understanding of the process of befriending.

Here I share some of my reflections on befriending.