Disagreements and mishaps obviously occur among individuals that live together and cross paths during every day activities.
Therefore, it seems to be less of a risky venture to live with a simple acquaintance rather than with a friend that might be closer to you.
However, living in close quarters with people is a critical life experience to have before entering the college and, eventually, the real world.
Moving in with a best friend—let alone an acquaintance—can teach you a lot about that person that you never knew. You may even learn something about yourself.
Besides the greater chance of avoiding turmoil with a close friend, there are many advantages that come from living with people you don’t know very well.
Expanding your network in order to gain knowledge and experience that you might not otherwise get is a great example.
Individuals usually gravitate towards those who make them feel positive about themselves and know a great deal about one another, and I feel that living with best friends can reverse that.
Even though you risk finding odd, annoying ticks within acquaintances by living with them, it is even riskier to chance the bond between best friends by combining personalities that are too similar.
It is important to remember that people change.
Best friends might be able to finish each other’s sentences, but most are unable to predict when the other will change—for better or worse. Some distance can aide in avoiding the clash of changing personalities or lifestyles, which seems to be best for most individuals that are closer to each other.
If a set of roommates were to get in an argument, it would be easier to remain civilly distant for those who were not so close to begin with.
Whether you live with your parents, your best friend, acquaintances, or strangers, be true to yourself.