Every individual will define friendship slightly differently but what members of TNS notice is that we respect each other. Members tend to develop their own feelings and bonds with being part of this unique group. Discussion groups are not above the occasional quarrel about politics, arguments about a latest hot-topic or complaints about this or that. However, we have managed to keep an atmosphere of friendly and respectful intellectual exchange.
Many members have taken to try to meet up with local members when traveling abroad – and this, like joining one of the European or North American Meetings or the rare Local Gatherings, seems to be a very good idea.