The Moocher: The One Friend We All Have But Don’t Want

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The Moocher: The One Friend We All Have But Don’t Want

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

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he Greek philosopher Aristotle once said something that most people found terribly profound, “Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human.” After several hours of pondering over this profundity, I was explained that what he was saying was that friendships are an innate part of being human.

Personally, I found that not very profound. Yeah, friends are pretty cool. Most of them that is. Aristotle may not have considered one social connection that humankind can pretty much do without: The moocher.

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