Hello!I'm 22 and am going through what I believe to be a kind of rough patch as far as friendly relationships go.Growing up, I had tons of close friends who I spent virtually all of my time with. I…Continue
"What bank is the savings account through? For mine, interest is computed by the compounding daily method, which is the principle amount times the interest rate divided by 365.
So with a $5,000 balance and a .85% interest rate, it would like:
David Francois is exactly right. I am 22 and have been in the exact same situation since I started college.
The secret is to be continue to be yourself around them. They are your friends and they need you. But don't let them pull you into…"
"The thing my wife and I found is that groups of friends will change over time and that is okay. If you are a church goer go to the men's group meetings. As you are at a JC you may not have a lot of clubs to join. If you can…"
"Thanks everyone for the replies! Tons of very great advice in each and every comment. I have been trying to spend less and less time on the internet which is why I have not responded previously.
I have been doing a lot better as far as what I…"
"A lot of other guys have already said it but I'll say it again for what it's worth: what you describe is pretty normal. Some of us change while many of our friends don't. It's normal to want to hang on (especially since loyalty…"
"Enjoyed your post. I was at a cross road of the same vein a while back, I'm 32 now. Don't feel bad if you drift away from those previous friends. Unless they are trying to improve themselves, they'll hold you back involving you in…"
"Here in Columbus Ohio there is something called the Columbus Young Professionals Club. It is a group that hosts events/networking/sports for people from 21 to 45. Not sure if there is something like that where you live. www.cypclub.com Check…"
"Hey man, it seems that you're taking an interest in your own personal development kick-starting your life. Good for you!
One thought jumps out at me though, when I look at your list of hobbies, which "include personal finance,…"
It is not an issue of finding someone with whom you are in perfect sync. My best friends are actually my polar opposites. The differences are what make our friendships strong. They challenge me, and I them, and in fact…"
"It's probably not the "finding" that is the problem. It is being open and talking to them when they show up. When we are in high school we are kind of forced into friendships by activities and classes. In College all of that changes.…"
"Normally my reply would be to look at your interests, and participate in relevant group activities. But, seems pretty hard in your case (I've never heard of a personal finance interest group!). As mentioned, intramural sports would be the best…"
You know, I was in the same situation recently. I'm 21 and I've changed a lot since I decided to work on myself and built myself as a man. In taking this decision I've lost numbers of "friends". Some I can't…"
"School: likely harder at a small community college like yours, but it's still an obvious place to start--have you met anyone there you'd like to get to know better?
Clubs or other organizations
Sporting leagues: maybe…"
Hello!I'm 22 and am going through what I believe to be a kind of rough patch as far as friendly relationships go.Growing up, I had tons of close friends who I spent virtually all of my time with. I once was a lazy late-teenager with a small amount of "goals" and really no direction of where my life was headed. Surrounded by me were "friends" with the same kind of things going on. We all hung out, drank, did stupid things, etc, etc.Taking the short fast forward to now, I have changed quite a…See More
"I agree. God isn't so interested in what we do, but with how we do it and that we include Him. God, at least to me, seems far more concerned with me on a deeply internal and personal level, the kid of person I am, not so much the milieu…"
""It's conventional wisdom that God limited Himself to allow us latitude..."
That statement puts succinctly what I was trying to say to my friend. Thanks for putting it so nicely.
The first point that I try to keep in mind is that…"
"My slogan would be "If nominated I will not run, if elected I will not serve." General Sherman had it right, that job is the worst. Just look at any of our past few Presidents. About 50% of the country defends you even if…"
"While I appreciate your candor, this is not the place for this. Our beneficent dictator has asked that we keep such discussions off of the main forum. They are more than welcome in The Great Debate group, and there are already quite a few…"