chris kolb and friends

Chris Kolb on what it feels like to make friends

I would say my most notable experience that I had in college occurred on my third or fourth day here. A girl I didn’t know and had never seen before came up to me and asked, “Hey, are you Chris, that tall, loud guy I heard about?” I remember just staring at her and then laughing because I thought it was great people already knew who I was and what I was about.

I find it interesting because I feel that I have relatively low self-esteem when it comes to these things, like making friends and just being myself. I do it, but there is always this voice in the back of my head that is worried that something is gonna mess up and I’m gonna lose my friends. But, making people laugh and feel good is definitely something that I do intentionally. I always tell myself that If I can make one person laugh or smile in a day, that day is complete, and I feel fulfilled.

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