Ben Franklin’s Guide to Making Friends

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Here is an essay on Franklin’s guide to making friends.

And here is a guide to forming a Ben Franklin Circle, which is a relatively recent revival of an old but good idea.

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Professor Allison chairs the History Department at Suffolk University. He is the author of A Short History of Boston, The American Revolution: A Concise History, and other books; he produced "Before 1776" on colonial America for the Teaching Company's Great Courses, and he is vice president of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.

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  1. ” The largest decline has come among the youngest adults surveyed: from 1995 and 2012, the percentage of 25-34 year-olds who speak with neighbors on a weekly basis shrank from 40 percent to 28 percent, a trend that does not bode well for the future. ”

    This is crazy! I feel like so many people these ages are in apartments or neighborhoods full of younger people, so you’d think they have more in common/to talk about. I’m younger than 25, but I feel like I talk a lot to the people who live on my floor in Miller. I hope that when I’m 25-34, I’ll have great relationships with my neighbors.

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