The Dunbar Number: 150


According to anthropologist Robin Dunbar, 150 is the number of people with whom we can maintain a meaningful relationship, whether that is in an old school hunter/gatherer society or on your local social media site like facebook.  Yes, we can be friends with many more people but real friends?  Like the kind you can trust and maybe even ask to drive you to the airport?  Not so much.

Just keep that in mind if some of your friends have hundreds of other friends because most of them are not ‘friend’ friends, you picking up what I’m putting down?


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