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Jerry Seinfeld on Making Friends

When you're in your thirties it's very hard to make a new friend. Whatever the group is that you've got now that's who you're going with, you're not interviewing, you're not looking at any new people, you're not interested in seeing any applications. They don't know the places … They don't know the activities. If I meet a guy in a club or the gym, I'll tell him, "I'm sure you're a very nice person, you seem to have a lot of potential, but we're just not hiring right now."

Of course when you're a kid, you can be friends with anybody. Remember when you were a little kid? What were the qualifications [for becoming friends]? If someone's in front of my house right NOW, that person is my friend. That's it. Are you a grownup? No. Great! Come on in. Jump up and down on my bed. And if you have anything in common at all—"You like Cherry Soda? I like Cherry Soda"—we'll be best friends!

Possible Preaching Angles: (1) Friends; Friendship; (2) Body of Christ; Church—In the body of Christ, we can't say, "Sorry, we're not looking at new people. We're not interested in seeing any applications." In Christ, we're always open to welcome new people into our circle of friendship.

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