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Cultivating Meaningful Friendships at Every Level

We continue our journey of understanding the intricacies of friendship levels, as we navigate how to deepen friendship at each level

We learnt about different levels of friendship in previous blog post. Regardless of the level, friendships require nurturing. Here are some tips to strengthen connections at each stage:

Level 1: Acquaintances

  • Take the Initiative: A simple "hello" can spark a conversation.
  • A common way is to say hello to kids or pets of the person in elevator or holding the elevator door for them.
  • Find Common Ground: Look for shared interests, even if they seem insignificant.
  • Be Approachable: Smile, make eye contact, and project a friendly demeanor.

Level 2: The Occasional Chat

  • Ask Engaging Questions: Go beyond small talk. Show genuine interest in their lives.
  • Actively Listen: Pay attention, and remember details they share.
  • Initiate Further Interaction: Suggest grabbing coffee or attending a shared event.

Level 3: Discovering Common Ground

  • Delve Deeper: Ask about their social hobbies, shared interests, discussing them in detail.
  • Find people having common interest using Moment App, Meetups or facebook groups
  • Plan Activities Together: Engage in activities related to your common ground.
  • Offer Support and Encouragement: Be a cheerleader for their passions like hiking.

Level 4: Shared Goals and Dreams

  • Offer Honest Feedback and Advice: Support their aspirations while providing constructive criticism.
  • Celebrate Milestones: Be genuinely happy for their successes, big or small.
  • Be a Reliable Shoulder to Lean On: Offer unwavering support during challenging times.

All of the above are what makes you a good friend.

Level 5: Practically Family

  • Maintain Open Communication: Honesty and transparency are key.
  • Express Gratitude: Let them know how much they mean to you.
  • Forgive and Move Forward: Everyone makes mistakes. Practice forgiveness.
  • Visit them to all occasions be it holidays, new years or their spouse's birthday.

The beauty of friendship lies in its dynamic nature. Levels may shift and evolve over time, reflecting the ever-changing lives. New friendships blossom, while existing connections deepen and mature.

Embrace the journey! Nurture your connections at every level, for each relationship enriches your life in unique ways. Remember, strong friendships are not built overnight. They require consistent effort & empathy.

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April 2, 2023


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