Today, I got a call from a friend who has been living in the United Kingdom for some years now.

He has no change in his accent.

I got curious and asked him about his circle of friends. As anticipated, he was basically still living in a Nigerian ecosystem .

We shared jokes about a lot of ways people change when they move into new cultures, and how the change always seems subtle to the individual, but dramatic to the onlooker.

I challenged him to explore connections that diversify his circle a little more. He was not having it.

In his words, “the friends I have bring me so much joy, I am unwilling to experiment with new ones.”

I am thankful for people who are clear on what they don’t need.

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