Beebrak Gurchani

Beebrak Gurchani

The author is a graduate from Lahore School of Economics. He loves books, writing, music, photography, and anything else related to creativity and art. His is extremely passionate about Coldplay, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones, among other things. He tweets @BeebrakGurchani.

Let’s face it, our need to network trumps true friendships

Of the myriad toxic habits incorporated by the modern day people, there’s one that is so rampant in practice and seemingly innocuous in nature that people hardly notice they’re doing it. That habit, my friends, is the habit of hoarding virtual friendships in our lives. Yes, the usage of the word ‘hoarding’ is intentional and, before you go off on a tirade about how I’m objectifying people, let me explain why. Consider the modern day practice of socialising. We meet someone, somewhere (or virtually), establish communication, strike a mental connection (though most people tend to skip this step altogether), determine ...

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