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I Believe In Quality Not Quantity Of True Friends

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    Be real not fake.Be understanding

    and friendly. Have some compassion in your heart and a smile upon your face.A true friend is someone who can listen as well as give sage advice. Honest,open minded and above all a decent human being.All these qualities together makes for a good friend.
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have 2 best friends.

    Everybody else is an acquaintance. And I rather be alone then to deal with ignorant and mindless people.
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T 1 Response Mar 28, 2014

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    No matter if I have one friends

    or 100 friends, all that matters is how much they care about me
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F Oct 28, 2014

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    Hartini Hartini 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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    Friends are a important part of life .

    A good friendship has to be cherished and nurtured . A good friend won't judge or be demanding . A good friend will stick with you through thick and thin however tough things get .Thats why true friends are few and far between .
    girlfoxy girlfoxy 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    You are always there to pick to me up

    and dust me off and make me see my worth in life you are there to support me through my lowest lows and share my highest highs with me because you make them highs I am so lucky that you came into my life you are not only my best friend but my soul mate and I just wanted to say...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    In real life also, I have few friends

    who are lifelong and part of my life... I am very individual n I like to be with few people who really feels like true friend and make life easy on that with them...
    lovencare lovencare 46-50, M Jul 11, 2014

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    i too truly believed

    that quality of friends are more important that the quantity of it. even having one friend you can confide all your worries, sadness, excitement, and enjoyment of life is truly worth having.
    eternallight351 eternallight351 31-35, F May 18, 2014

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    Yes I do! I have found some true quality

    friends on EP and I am so grateful for them! My door is always open for new friendships to develop - otherwise I wouldn't have the ones I do:) - but I will not take for granted the friends I have already made ... I will nurture and cherish our special connection as best I can...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    I was never a big fan of female friends.

    I always felt it was easier to be friends with males, I am naturally a guys gal (one of the homies). That was until I met my friend Stephanie. She showed me that there is a gift in that female bond. She is a gift from God healing me from the fear and untrust I had in...
    MrsJoye MrsJoye 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    Today I had to say goodbye to my best buddy.

    He gave me so many memories.Being more of a pet person than a human person I was deeply attached.I got him when he was 8 weeks old in 1998.He died on my bed at 1:15 pm.My heart is broken into pieces.
    terryb954 terryb954 46-50, T 3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    People says You will be wasted

    so much time hating somebody. They only take 10 minutes gossiping about you but you however take 10 month or even year to forget it. As that, you wasted your pure heart. Making it dark and full of hatred and revenge. I know that is true. Honestly, I want to have a life with...
    ZykhaG ZykhaG 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    i use to have alot of friends

    but those friends would hurt me and honestly didn't even care for me now i have like 5 which is ok but i now value quality over quantity
    DenaRose DenaRose 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I'm 20 years old and up

    until a year ago I wanted more friends, I never had many and I always dreamed of being that 'popular guy'. Right now, I have about 4-5 friends and they're the greatest friends I could ever ask for, and I'd choose them over millions. Recognise the quality of friends who deserve...
    SomethingFox SomethingFox 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    True Friends

    I was raised to believe that if u have one true friend in life, u are very lucky. If u have more that one, u are very fortunate. If u have fly-by-night friends, then they were never meant to be. Then, there are those that pass u in the night. They say u will meet likely over...
    alekatz alekatz 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    Relationships - Of Any Kind - Needn't Be A Form Of Indentured Servitude

    "You are just a child, I feel like I am babysitting." This was said to me by my Chinese roommate on one of the last days of my study abroad trip to Nanjing over a year ago. We had spent the entire night tearing the room apart frantically searching for my passport. In the process...
    jayregz jayregz 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    Having 5 good friends is better

    than having a 100 average ones.I prefer quality over quantity any day.Have also read a person cannot manage more than 45 relationships/friends , so the number game is not for me.Have a group of like minded souls and let the fun times flow.
    Moonlighting22 Moonlighting22 26-30, M Nov 11, 2014

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    "Timing Is Everything"

    I often wonder if our free spirited nature increases or decreases as we age. Sometimes solitude is nice and yet there are times it would be nice to discuss the deeper side of life with a like natured soul who not only wanted to hear what was being said, but wanted to contribute...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    Better a good one than a ton

    or none! Can I get a hallelujah!?
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    I have no use for a whole lot of friends.

    When I was younger in my teen years, I hung out and partied. I'm content on a friend accepting me as I am and I the same. The minute you get married, or get into a relationship those quantity of friends say oh she never hangs out anymore, or she's ignoring me. A Quality friend...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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    Reunion

    I wasn't going to go. No way! It was my 20 year HS reunion (yes...to you young pupps out there--I am an old lady of nearly 40--haha). I live in a metropolitarian area about 4 hours from the small, podunk, redneck town I grew up in. I had a good reason NOT to join in the...
    Justcate Justcate 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    Truest words, and I am

    so blessed to have the most supportive, loving group of friends. Though they are miles away, they remain in my heart always. Missing them something extra tonight.
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    I believe in quality of friendship.

    However, as I have said in other posts, I have to met people to have a friend. So I am trying a new strategy to start with. Meet many people first.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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    I think we should have more friends with all

    kinds of quality. Because we can not assume who will leave us in the middle. I lost me best friend and he was my only friend.
    averick averick 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    i have an amazing best friend.

    she always there for me and has really shown me what real friendship is. i ffallen onto a hardship and she is letting me move in with her and is gonna help me with this pregnancy. i believe my friend is my rock. my angel. and exactly what i need.
    lil1ontheway lil1ontheway 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I believe that it's not about how much you have

    but rather the quality of what you have. You can have 1,000 friends but if they're not good to you and cut from crappy cloth instead of Devine silk. You'll never be happy or satisfied with them. True friends are hard to find but, when they are found. They are everything!
    Nior18 Nior18 18-21, M Aug 21, 2014

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    True Blue Friends

    I never had anything remotely near "lots of friends" and I never wanted it. From a fairly young age I always just wanted to enjoy being with friends, the rest was......not interesting enough to care about for me. That mindset never really changed much, it just matured a little. I...
    DreamingTaoTiger DreamingTaoTiger 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    deops deops 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    This is so true. Due to the nature of some of

    the work I do, I tend to have a wide network of friends. Although, I have many people I would call a friend, it is quite a small network that I would call a true friend. I have been battling some health issues lately and it's during these time, of hardship, where you can...
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    My "friends never invite me anywhere",

    and if I invite them there is always an excuse. I always see them on instagram and snapchat hanging out with there other friends. I just feel so alone and have no one. There are days where I wish I had friends to go to the mall with.. There are days where I want to invite a...
    Purpletears17 Purpletears17 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    AndyBabyCupcakes AndyBabyCupcakes 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Are You Looking For True Friends Or A Collection Of

    In reality, as well as online, I've always adhered to the concept of the quality of friendship vs Quantity. In other words, I'm not one to "collect" friends for the sole purpose of appearing popular or flitting about from person to person because with numbers someone is always...
    Skyy7 Skyy7 51-55, F 9 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    I am discerning. I won't add anyone without an

    avatar photo. I won't talk with the anonymous. Advice from someone met on here.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    True friends are hard to find but,

    when you find them. One true friend is worth a thousand acquaintances.
    manslip manslip 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    I love this. My best friend would say it to me

    when i told her i felt lonely kuz i didnt have many friends. I only really had her i could trust. And now she wont talk to me. I feel like i could believe in quality over quantity much better if i had some trustworthy friends in the firstplace
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I spent years beating myself up over friends.

    I've always wanted a huge group of girlfriends who I can take crazy pictures with but it never happened. When I find myself in a group of friends I see early on who is real and who isn't and I always find myself with one or two friends. They're not big in number but they are...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    True friendship should be strong and vibrant. When your a real friend you should be able to die for your friends I know my friends are true for they would do anything to help me...
    sadnesskillsme sadnesskillsme 13-15, F Feb 12

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    I love true friendships. True friendships are everything. It's always good to know who REALLY has your back at times when you need them the most ! 💕
    desireeguzmann desireeguzmann 18-21, F Feb 4

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    True friends are real fake friends makes me feel like ****
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M Feb 5

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    My friends I am the closest to they also mean the world to some friends come and go but true friends are forever
    belleolbes belleolbes 31-35, F Feb 16

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    True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False friends are like leaves, found everywhere.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    True friends are hard to find. I think I have found a friend only to find out they are not there for me when I need them. I try to connect with people and poof...suddenly they...
    amisfitlady amisfitlady 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Yep. True friends don't sell you out to your enemies. They have your back when the enemy attacks. They are not just there for what can be gained from you.
    OneClassyLady OneClassyLady 70+, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Having similar qualities and likes and dislikes is the foundation of every relationship to succeed. Then temperamental characteristics, desires and instincts and the type of...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Feb 17

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    its one thing to want it. its another to not be able to have true friendship since youre so untrusting of others.
    kyuko kyuko 16-17 5 days ago

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    Quality over quantity, always.
    NA379 NA379 13-15, F 6 days ago