Some reflections on it
1) One is never to old to make new friends. Noel says she formed her first real friendships at the age of 60.
2) The best way of establishing friendships–be open and honest, undefended.
3) And then, the miraculous counter-intuitive truth: Being open and honest about the very things which we think will repel people in fact attracts people to us.
We might think it’s our shiny, glitzy, perfect exterior which will win us friends and approbation. But it does not–people either do not believe in it, or are intimidated by it. It’s by sharing the real you–failures, faults, fears, weaknesses, and humiliations (along with the peaks) that we attract friends who love and trust us.