Friendship and modularity

How friendships can be described in discrete steps.

The concept

While wondering about why there are flavors in friendships, I got to an understanding that friendship is made of few components. Instead of treating these in a state of flux, we can treat them modular. This could make our life a lot easier. Because, the we can't be everything for everyone (or some people).

This concept builds on the understanding that we believe in a good social circle with various people sharing mutual interests in certain areas.

Elements of friendship

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Element

Description

1.

Interests

Studying, working, games

2.

Closeness

Acquaintance, school friend or best friend

3.

Importance factor

How much important are they for survival

and our responsibility

4.

Travel distance

How much far are they? Same neighborhood/city/country

5.

Specialty

The special thing that makes them standout for us

  • Their sense of humor or consistency

  • Simplicity

An understanding of these elements helps us differentiate and modularize. This helps in prioritizing the events where we need to be, stay less drained and if possible a bit happy.

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