|art by Geninne|
When you're a kid, making friends is usually pretty easy. Your locker is next to someone, so they are your friend. You sit by them in class, so at least for that semester they are your friend.
As adults, it's not always that easy. Workplace friendships can be difficult and can present a conflict of interest if you are in a position of authority. Neighbors can be great friends, but how do you get beyond a quick wave from the car as you drive past their house?