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).
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