"So how does one make friends? There is no formula, no guarantee. But one thing that deep friendships which fly past the markers of superficial brunch acquaintances all have in common must certainly be honesty. There has to be a moment where we are unafraid to be ourselves, to be weak, to be silly, to laugh at ourselves. Even though we are constantly trying to impress each other with our jobs, and our apartments, and how very adult everything is, we cannot let ourselves be consumed with image. If we're not having an easy time meeting people, there are endless clubs, hobbies, organizations, or just new hangout spots that we could try - but try we must. The spark of curiosity and forthrightness that cannot be put out by the desire to be 'normal.' Because with our real friends, we are anything but 'normal,' and I'd rather be defined by the wonderful people I bring into my life than how organized my furniture is."