"When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends" -- Japanese Proverb

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How to be (less) Awkward: When a friend mentions an upcoming event in their life, make a quick note of it in your planner. Not just the big things, like birthdays or graduation, but the little short-term things, like a first date or tickets to a play. On the day of the event, a quick unexpected text or email, "I'm sure you look great! Have fun tonight!" or "Hope the show is awesome and you have great seats : )" makes them smile, and getting into the habit of being observant of others' daily lives helps you to become a better friend.