Nick Gulley : Rebel of Normal Friendship

Nick Gulley
Aneheim, California
Senior in the House of C.S. Lewis
ENFP

‘One of my favorite quotes is from C.S. Lewis’ “Four Loves.” He says, “Friendship is born at the moment when one man says to another and says “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…” This quote keeps things in perspective for me. We talk about friendship being this voluntary companionship that isn’t necessary to survival. But it is necessary. We want to be known more than anything. Each friendship is like a little rebellion. You’re part of a big society and then you form a smaller society about something else. I think about my house and individual friendships. I think there is a big desire for us to want to do something outside of ourselves but it starts out with the “You too?” Friends stand side by side and look outward. Its never about you two. Its about something else outside of yourselves.’

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