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I Believe In Quality Not Quantity Of True Friends

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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

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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

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    So Easy To Aquire Quantity.....

    ..... But I've never been about quantity, for me it's about QUALITY. As you can see by my large quantity of friends..... It's all about a quality relationship. To many people here have 50 75 200 friends..... Truth is HOW can you be 'friends' and get to know that many people...
    Raez69 Raez69 41-45, M Oct 5, 2013

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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

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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 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 a week ago

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    Allison (BesideMoonlight) is the best friend

    I've ever had. Ever. I love her so damn much. I can't wait for school to start again so we can hang <3 though I have lots of acquaintances, she is at the top of my highest quality friend list. I love this girl so much <3
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    This Is Soooo True!

    I found myself in a really bad place when I was like 16, I was doing things I shouldn't and was basically on the wrong track. I had sooooo many friends though and I used to party all the time. One day I kind of just thought what the hell am I doing, something happened in my life...
    Hollylou Hollylou 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    This Is Sooo Me.. And On EP!

    I used to belong to EP..and I had tons of friends I didn't know.. and every time I logged on there were all these people I had no idea who they are and I didn't have any interaction with. Needless to say I closed this account and opened my new one. I vowed not to have friends...
    sugarkate sugarkate 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    Quality Friends Are The Best Kind

    I have always had friends but never gobs at any time. I much much prefer to have a few close friends. I take the time to get to know people and learn about them and become friends with them verse the superficial friends, though I do have a few of those which is ok but I don't...
    Kat47 Kat47 46-50, F Dec 21, 2012

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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 3 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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    Parachutes And Silver Linings

    This afternoon I went and saw the movie, "Silver Linings The Playbook." It was truly a good movie and Bradley Cooper made it even more appealing. Haha...Anyway, it got me thinking about how we often overlook the silver linings in our own lives when we begin to feel down...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2013

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    I Lost One Of My Closest Friends.

    She died back in March. True friendships are very hard to come by.. The thing is, I've taken everything for granted up until now. I regret to this day that I stopped talking to her for a few weeks.. I thought she'd always be there when I come back.. But this time, it wasn't like...
    Erisheart Erisheart 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    Confused.

    I lack true friends in life. Yes, I have a circle of friends. Yet out of these numerous people I have never felt that I can truly open up to someone and expose all my sides, problems and fears. I have a hard time expressing my troubles and heart aches to friends and I rarely...
    ohhlizz ohhlizz 16-17, F Jun 25, 2013

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    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    As a little kid I was always popular

    and beloved that having a lot of friends was a good thing, it's not necessarily a bad thing but like the title says quality not quantity. Anyway now I have many friends but they are fake and not real so I have no friends. It's really hard to explain its like I can be surrounded...
    jojowillsaveyou jojowillsaveyou 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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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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    Numbers Mean Nothing

    I would rather have the few friends I grew up with in high school or I have made over the years, as I know there will be there for me if I need help no question, guess had to explain I know they would take a bullet for me if push came to shove
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 16, 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 1 day ago

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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 26-30, F May 18

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    My Friends.

    In high school, I longed to be the guy who was everybody's friend. But the "friends" I had would tend to stab me in the back and treat me like garbage with the exception of a few. I'll admit, I was a little different back then. Just the other day I was going through old stuff...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Jun 29, 2013

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    Especially today. Friend has been warped.

    Networking. Sales. Favor for favor. True pals aint modern friends. True pals be rare. Glad i have some.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I Really Need A True Friend...

    The friends I thought where my true friends have deserted me....and now I am alone. Living with an aquantance x-wife....Moved 4 times this year and am bitting at the bit to move again. My roomate is so negative she greets with how was your day grumpy? Nice huh!? Lol,  No I don't...
    dreamerjeanie dreamerjeanie 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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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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    Quality Time Is Not A Cliche!

    You can have 100 friends that are too busy to even say hello to you once a month. Or you can have 1 or 2 friends that talk to you every day just to see how you are doing. Or you can be your own best friend and learn to get along with yourself. I am tired of fair weather friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 24, 2013

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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

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    I have one true friend in the area where I now live and she is moving away in one month. I am already feeling alone and sad because ever since we met we have both been each other's...
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    I love my friends. Some close a few very very close. It's hard today to trust even friends, go by ur gut instinct. It never lets u down. We talk about this all the time and then...
    mistylovinglife mistylovinglife 18-21, F Oct 2

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    I have only ever had a few true friends in my life and I cherish every one of them. There is a lot to be said for someone who will stand and fight you corner with you. Stand by...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    angely24789 angely24789 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think true friends are about as easy to find as true love.
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    So today I was just sitting here thinking about my life, ya know. And I just realized that I really have lost so many friends and so much trust through out these couple years. It's...
    tay143 tay143 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    True friendship is when someone can listen to the same pointless dramas over and over again and give a different piece of amazing advice each time
    LiveLaughLoveDance LiveLaughLoveDance 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    True friendship isn't about being inseperae, but being separated and nothing changes ❤️
    LiveLaughLoveDance LiveLaughLoveDance 13-15, F Oct 8

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    It's funny. I used to be "best friends" with this girl off and on for 7 years. Our friendship ended 6 months ago when I caught her in some shady bullshit. I miss her significant...
    Bpants10 Bpants10 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Me and my best friend of 3 years were inseperable for ages we started to grow apart last year and its fair to say our friendship came to and explosive end. but after 3 months of no...
    chels6 chels6 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    It's never been easy to find a group of friends or even a single friend that know what you mean by just looking at your action or friends that you can do a lot of things together...
    zeeqah zeeqah 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Sex seekers, please keep going. Wrong post! I'm at a point in my life where I've lost most of my friends. People say they weren't really friends, but that only makes it worse for...
    bettyajz bettyajz 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    One of the girls I considered my friend has done me so much wrong. It all started on 9th grade...just because I was friend of the guy she liked. I believe this is an awfully stupid...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F Sep 27

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    I'm pretty blessed to have always had one good friend.. and they seem to get better as life goes on. :) sometimes it feels like people already have enough friends. If someone wants...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    On Experience Project I have not made one true friend. Most people I talk to, come and go like the Wind, fleeting like clouds moving towards dusk. I know who my friends are in...
    quianominorleo quianominorleo 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    U could have 1 million friends and still be unhappy. U could have 1 true friend and be happy person eva.. Don't lose that true friend
    24chris24 24chris24 22-25, M Oct 9

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    I don't have very many friends. I have been used and screwed over so many times by friends; therefore now I am very careful who I choose as a friend. I would rather have one good...
    wisdom26 wisdom26 46-50, F 10 Responses Oct 10

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    Friendships make you the person you are, friendships ending badly can make you or break you, however when a true friend comes along you soon know it
    Margareta92 Margareta92 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    Throughout life we make friends or acquaints ,many of which will fall away to nothing. How many actually stay beside you and can certainly rely on when your back is against the...
    blindfoldstacy blindfoldstacy 41-45, T 2 Responses Oct 1

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