When we’re young, we fall into friendships with people we meet who are passing through the same organizations and stages we are; and in time, some of them become “close friends.” Close friends are people we trust and feel attached to.
In this Bloom session, Lorne Tepperman will explore why it’s seemingly harder to find and make close friends in later life, and what if anything we can do to overcome this difficulty.
Lorne was born in Toronto, studied in Canada and the US, and has been teaching sociology at the U of Toronto for 51 years. He loves teaching undergraduates and writing books about the bizarre, dangerous, and enchanting world we live in.
After Lorne's talk and Q&A, you'll be matched with a group of 5-6 other attendees to connect and explore this topic further. The conversation is moderated by a fellow community member and is a welcoming and safe space for all.