Friendship has often been called the single most important factor influencing our health, well-being and happiness. A person's network is, of course, of very high importance. There are processes that give rise to these patterns and their evolutionary origins need to combine multidisciplinary insights. Much evidence has emerged on the important role of friends both in the sphere of moral and emotional supports but as well as protection from external threats and the stresses of living in groups.
Inside the buildings, inside the classrooms, I felt like I was always being challenged, which was something new for me. In high school, while I was never the smartest kid in the room, if I studied enough, I would get decent grades. Here, I learned that my studying capabilities didn’t fit the mold anymore, and I had to drastically change the way I learned and studied for my classes.