For older generations, work was the sole place of connection. Without offices, young people have to get clever about making friends.
"For Mbunga, in April 2022, she came across a TikTok video posted by Chloe Bow, a government-worker-turned-content-creator, who spoke candidly about friendships. Bow was planning events for a group she was starting called Toronto Girl Social;"
'Meetups' on TikTok
Aura in the background some old buildings, going to say that's south of Yorkville veering into the gay district or Cabbagetown.
"Gen Z was more open than millennials to making new friends online, through means such as friendship-app Bumble BFF and Facebook groups"
...uhh millennials were using Bumble.
"Flox, where groups of friends could sign up together to meet other groups of friends."
...to avoid meeting one dick by him/herself. Instead meeting the dick's group of dick friends.
"Instead of focusing on making all new friends where he lived, Iyer chose another approach – he made regular trips back to Philadelphia to reinforce the social circles he’d already established in college."
"Called No More Lonely Friends, this now-national meetup group came about in summer 2021, when the then-23-year-old came across a TikTok video in which a stranger alerted her to the fact that her friends were planning to deliberately host a party without her behind her back"
The baby girl was rescued from a collapsed building in Syria, but her mother died after the birth.
"Her mother, father and all four of her siblings died after the quake hit the town of Jindayris."
"Dr Attiah, who has a daughter just four months older than her, said, 'I won't allow anyone to adopt her now. Until her distant family return, I'm treating her like one of my own.' For now, his wife is breastfeeding her alongside their own daughter."
"Dr. Saja Jaberi graduated from medical school in the United Arab Emirates in 2017. The next year, she moved to Toronto, did her medical equivalency exams and started applying for residency spots in 2020. Her first choice was family medicine. She got an interview in Ontario, but didn't match to a program. 'It was really hard and challenging because I didn't know what I was missing. I would have liked to receive some feedback,' she said. Determined to strengthen her application, Jaberi started working as a telemedicine physician assistant, volunteered and did observerships at different hospitals. She is also a clinical trial co-ordinator and researcher at Toronto Western Hospital. Jaberi even learned French, hoping that would open more doors.
Despite all that, Jaberi, 29, went unmatched in 2021, 2022 and so far in 2023 — even though she had interviews in Quebec and Saskatchewan. Jaberi has applied to all of the empty residency spots in the second match, which will be released on April 27. 'I don't want to get my hopes up and get disappointed all over again, so hopefully someone might look at my application and find me as a suitable candidate,' she said.
'I'm running out of time. My gap of medical experience is increasing. It's almost four years for me out of clinical practice.'"
Let the woman practise family medicine....I'll sign up in a heartbeat.