I recently met up with one of my good friends and we shared our experiences living in San Francisco. To my surprise, he shared with me that in the past 3 years of living in the city he has made hardly any friends. Furthermore, in all of the time he has spent living in SF he had never once been reached out to hang out with.
This surprised me. I’ve lived in the city for roughly the same time period and have no shortage of friends here. In fact, I regularly set boundaries on whom and how often I meet up to hang out with others because I simply don’t have enough time to attend everything that I’m invited to.
What especially surprised me is that both of us are heavily involved in the same activities and know many of the same people. When I asked about several mutual friends who have been very proactive with me, I was shocked to discover that none of them had once reached out to him...
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