Here are some of the benefits you stand to get, if you choose to hang out with friends (as opposed to hanging out alone):
- Hanging out with friends gives you a chance to chat on various issues. This in turn gives you an opportunity to broaden your perspective on various issues. You come to realize that some of the perspectives you get while hanging out (and chatting) with friends are perspectives that you would otherwise have missed out on, perhaps for your entire life. Even if you are chatting on a topic as mundane as that of checking PrepaidCardStatus balance online, it can still give you perspective on how other people think. You know, things like how other people’s thinking processes operate, how easily other people understand things, how tech-savvy other people are… and so on — which can come in handy later on.
- Hanging out with friends gives you a chance to know them better. It, for one, is a chance to know whether the people in question are ‘real’ friends or not. It is also a chance for you to know what makes the said friends happy, what makes them unhappy, where you rank in their lists of friends and acquaintances… and so on.
- Hanging out with friends can help you save money. There are some fun activities you can undertake together – like hiking, camping, playing games… and so on, which don’t cost money. Yet you find that if you were hanging out alone, you would probably have ended up engaging in activities that require a lot of money.
- Hanging out with friends gives you an opportunity to understand yourself better. One of the ways in which we get to understand and discover ourselves is through our interactions with others. You know, simple things like how others seem to perceive us, how others treat us, where we seem to stand in the social pecking order… and so on. Thus, hanging out with friends gives you a chance to discover yourself in that way. And that is an opportunity for self-discovery that you would otherwise miss out on if you opted to hang out alone.