As a teenager I tried to befriend people who could fit in my niche but it was very difficult because I wasn’t a jock, nerd, snob or any other particular category that was out there. I was and am still a mutt but hopefully a loveable one. What I realized as I grew older and more mature (last night) is that you can be friends with people from all different niche’s and even age groups (of course there are reasonable limits). It’s perfectly fine for a forty year old nerdy male to be friends with an athletic seventy year old male. By limiting the types of people you seek as friends you limit the enjoyment and also the knowledge you might acquire by befriending these individuals. For friendship isn’t just about sharing similarities but sharing empathy, fun and warmth between fellow individuals. Therefore today I will make a great effort to open my heart to those who might seek my friendship.