TITLE: WHY DO WE LOVE OUR FRIENDS? (October 2022)
We all know how important our friends are to us, but this isn’t the half of it. It’s not just that we enjoy our friends, or that they are integral to our everyday lives. We will make decisions and take actions that are sometimes against our own interests and even our values for the sake of our friends. Indeed It’s been said that a friend is “another self”. But what does all this mean? Are our friends fundamentally important to happiness? Are there different kinds of “friends”, and do they mean different things to us? Why do we weigh and value the unique moral, psychological, and even spiritual obligations to friends in the way that we do, and how might this be connected to our own sense of self?
Speaker – Seth Tichenor