Much has been said about the fact that we are currently living through a loneliness crisis, particularly when it comes to men. I’m not going to deny that this is real, but I think that many go in the wrong direction when it comes to ideas about solving it. The incel sympathizers of the world automatically rush to blame people being single and/or celibate, often with the subtext that women should stop being picky and take pity on some entitled douchebag.
While mutually respectful romantic relationships are great and important, I believe what’s really essential is developing a few strong friendships. It’s amazing how much hanging out with good friends can improve your mental health, even if it’s only temporary. The memes below are here to celebrate everything that’s great (and occasionally annoying) about having some buddies. Few things are better for the spirit than a sense of community.