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Episode 23: The Concept of Friendliness

Episode 23: The Concept of Friendliness

“We try to be real nice and friendly to people, but sometimes they take advantage of that.”

— Layne Staley

“It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.”

— Mahatma Gandhi
In this episode, we discuss "friendliness" as an idea which refers to strategic kindness and sympathy shown towards others primarily out of interest in social standing rather than genuine concern. We discuss how this phenomenon, conceived by Michael Moffatt, an anthropology professor at Rutgers in the 1980's, operates and what validity we ascribe to it.Talk to us on Twitter, Facebook and leave us a review on iTunes! We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Further Reading:The New York Times, "Paperbacks; No orgies, Please, We're Studying"Reed Magazine, "In Memoriam - Marston Michael Moffatt"Amazon, "Coming o