Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

GenYChron Ep. 0022 – Exploring friendships: toxic, ideal and beyond



Show summary Welcome back to the 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos miniseries. In this episode we explore friendships—from toxic to ideal—while discussing the third rule of the book (RULE 3 / Make friends with people who want the best for you). Show notes 1:50 - Small-town friends 4:09 - Making friends who strive upwards and have goals 6:04 - Helping friends who actually want to help themselves 7:33 - “Friendships are reciprocal, it’s a relationship that’s beneficial for both people” 10:41 - Making good friends is hard, but making bad friends is easy 12:45 - Long-distance friendships can be tough 13:46 - The “good news” challenge 17:10 - Are you really the sum of the five friends you spend the most time with? 20:27 - Is it okay if your friends don’t want you to change? 21:48 - As an adult in a new city, it isn’t always easy to make new friends 23:47 - RULE 3 is also important for marriages as well