Having meaningful discussions with people you care about doesn’t happen as much as it should. Make sure your friends are okay is building a community that encourages you to have conversations that matter and look after your friends and loved ones.
Have you ever thought about the whole small talk that happens when you chat with your friends? How many times have you actually got into real deep talks with them, where you share profound thoughts or emotions?
“Make sure your friends are okay” (MSYFAO) is an initiative that arose from this premise. Why is it so difficult to have conversations that really matter? It shouldn’t. And they are here to help us out helping our friends out.
“We’re starting a conversation about conversation — building a community that encourages you to have meaningful discussions with people you care about.”
Their story started at the end of a reality TV show’s dramatic and tearful ending. “Where are their friends and why aren’t they helping?”. They noticed that there was a lack of people supporting growth and understanding of real-life friendships.
No, they are not psychologists and don’t ever claim to be, but they want to make people aware and think about the way we communicate with each other in an age of DMs, tweets and inboxes.
Through different resources, like web articles, social media, merchandise, funds’ donations, contacts, and an amazing podcast, they invite us to be part of this community of like-minded people that want to get the world talking.
Meet the MSYFAO podcast on Spotify or Apple and listen as host Laice O’Malley talks with many different cool guests, like comedians, actors, specialists, musicians and others about their lives, life struggles and how they are -really- doing.
The goal is to get your friends to answer the “how are you?” question truthfully, so that the usual “though” talks become easier, we become more empathetic and, as a result, feel more connected and less lonely.
So, don’t wait any longer and get started talking with the people you care about. Let’s build a world where “purposeful conversation is the new normal.”