Friends : Keeping Score

Friends : Keeping Score

These days, with the rise of social media apps like Facebook and Instagram, it is easier than ever to benchmark the number of “friends” you have against your peers.

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A man of many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 

[ Bonus Wisdom ]

I would be more than happy to introduce you to The Friend that sticketh closer than a brother, for a faithful man, well, – who can find?

Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? (Proverbs 20:6) 

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Article Reference

(theconversation.com)—In our second study, students also reported on their happiness and loneliness. To assess happiness and loneliness, students indicated their agreement with statements like “the conditions of my life are excellent” and “I see myself as a loner,” respectively.

Students who believed that their peers were doing better socially reported lower levels of life satisfaction and greater loneliness than students who thought that they had more friends.

Importantly, these results were stable even after we accounted for the number of friends that students had. In other words, even when students had an above-average number of friends, thinking their peers had more friends than they did undermined their well-being.