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Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads.You probably have a good 200 Facebook friends that you actively ignore and another 50 or so that you only accidentally ignore. I posted on Facebook that I wanted my friends to hook me up with people in their circles that I shouldn't be living without and I met some of my all-time favorites.Find people you wouldn't mind sharing the same oxygen with and become a more active presence in their online lives. So much easier said than done, but you'll have to do it at some point if you really want to meet new people. You don't have to become flush with all of the coolest friends in town.So far that, not to sound too pessimistic, it's toxic in many ways.But anyway we shouldn't dwell on that broadscale problem because it's very unlikely society can be changed in our lifetimes.If you have your gab session at a park, you don't even have to clean your house or make (buy) snacks.And if you're child-less, but still have a furry child (as in a cat or dog or hamster, of course — let's not get weird), try heading to a dog park.But it still is important to admit this problem, because it is true. But yeah with the way society is structured and the emphasis on individualism it is monumentally difficult to make friends as an adult. Once you've left school, where everyone has to serve their time and are banded together in a common experience for years on end, you are pretty much on your own and the conditions for forming meaningful friends are few and far between unless of course you make it your mission to find those conditions for yourself. There is no order and there is no plan ahead of you unless you're lucky enough to have healthy role models to follow.You're now completely responsible for your fate and no one knows what they should do. One good thing you could try to counteract this problem is to not focus on making friends and stop trying to achieve that specific goal.I've been there and done that and every single time it has gotten me nowhere.It's because you aren't being yourself in interactions and you end up not saying things of value, based on what you really think or feel.