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Don’t let social media ruin your relationship

Don’t let social media ruin your relationship

Lifestyle & Social
Every time I scroll through my timeline, someone’s in a new relationship, pregnant, engaged, or the recipient of a significant other’s beautiful, grand gesture. It’s so incredible to see all of these people in such happy relationships, but at the same time, some people feel green with envy. After seeing some of the things that boyfriends do for their girlfriends, many of us start to compare our own relationships to the ones we see on social media. We tell ourselves, “I wish my boyfriend would propose already,” “I wish my boyfriend would do something creative for me,” and “My boyfriend doesn’t do this. He must not love me.” While it’s never bad to have high expectations for your relationships and to know that you deserve all of the finer things in life, it’s just as im...
Aristotle’s 2000-year-old advice on friendships

Aristotle’s 2000-year-old advice on friendships

Lifestyle & Social
“In poverty as well as in other misfortunes, people suppose that friends are their only refuge. And friendship is a help to the young, in saving them from error, just as it is also to the old, with a view to the care they require and their diminished capacity for action stemming from their weakness; it is a help also to those in their prime in performing noble actions, for ‘two going together’ are better able to think and to act.”—Aristotle. A few months ago, together with a group of friends, we talked about the value of friendships. Though it escalated into a two-hour argument with lots of differing views, it was a positive discussion that left me with much contemplation. On one side of the argument, the rationalists argued that all friendships and relationships were transactional,...

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