I attended the play with three other friends also enrolled in a Good Life class this semester. One is one of my roommates, the other two live in our same dorm building. We all met up in the lobby and walked to the theater together. I liked going with friends rather than strangers because it was not only an experience to share together, but it allowed for and encouraged more meaningful discussion and conversation once the play was over. As the play is being performed, however, I do not think it matters much who you are sitting next to. The amazing thing about the theater is it pulls everyone together into a common experience, a shared reality. In that way, a community is formed and a bond is forged, making the status of those attending, friends or strangers, irrelevant.
Although the idea of the Good Life is subjective, mine often revolves around community. What can I say, I'm a people-person. While some prefer isolation and time to themselves, I would rather be in the company of others. While no two people will ever experience anything in exactly the same way or feel precisely as the others do, I find that these additional perspectives are not only fascinating, but also enhance the experience as a whole.