A recent study out of the University of Kansas found that it takes about 50 hours of socializing to go from acquaintance to casual friend, an additional 40 hours to become a “real” friend, and a total of 200 hours to become a close friend.
In 2013, George Clooney surprised 14 friends with 1 million dollars each. They were friends who helped him before he became famous. Some were living paycheck to paycheck at the time. He also paid for the taxes.
When Thomas Edison was confined to a wheelchair in the last years of his life, his friend Henry Ford bought one too, so that they could have wheelchair races.
A 45 year old Bosnian man named Amir Vehabovic faked his death back in 2007 because he wanted to see who would attend his funeral. Only his mother attended. After this debacle, he wrote dozens of angry letters to his so-called friends and what he thought of their friendship going forward.
An Oxford University study has found that for every person you fall in love with and accommodate into your life you lose two close friends.
When ignored by that person whose attention means the most to you, the reaction in your brain is similar to physical pain.
Falling in love costs you two friends according to Oxford study.