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I Believe In Quality Not Quantity Of True Friends

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    Hartini Hartini 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29

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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

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 17, 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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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...
    LoveMyFox LoveMyFox 41-45, M Oct 5, 2013

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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...
    SheIsBroken SheIsBroken 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2013

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    Better a good one than a ton

    or none! Can I get a hallelujah!?
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 24

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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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    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.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 21

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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

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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...
    zeeqah zeeqah 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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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

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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 1 Response Jun 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

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    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have never had a friend who stayed in my life for more than a year. I've had people come and go through my life. But, friends? I have lost hope. I feel they do not exist. I WANT...
    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 14

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    True friendships should be cherished. Finding someone you click with, connect with and have fun with can be hard to find. Sometimes you just meet someone and you know you are...
    1meowmix 1meowmix 26-30, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    True friends are hard to find. A friend will tell you the truth even when you don't want to hear it, be there for you when you're backs against the wall, and listens to you without...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F Nov 17

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    I seriously need true friends that don't judge me . All of my close friends are jerks , they don't even care about my feelings or others . One of them especially is awful she...
    secretxxxxxxx secretxxxxxxx 16-17, F Nov 9

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    I never knew what true friendship was all about. I mean I had "friends" but they would always talk behind my back. I meet my best friend September 24/25 2014. I had never met her...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    True friends accept you for who or what you are unafraid of what you are. They accept that people are strange and not every picture is a bright one. True friends acknowledge...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 6

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    I want a group of true friends. Ones that say that I'm being an idiot when I am. Ones who will fight for me and for our friendship.
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    Tonight is one of those nights where I wish I had a group of my friends ( like 5-6 of us ) and we all would lay in bed together because it's to cold to go anywhere and it's the...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 15

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    I feel like I don't have any true friends, I just know a lot of people. People only talk to me to help them with school related work, other than that, I don't exist. I feel so...
    imtiaz5 imtiaz5 13-15, T 6 days ago

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    True friends are hard to come by nowadays
    tan54321 tan54321 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Relationships are like a mirror: what reflects back is how you treat the other person. Personally, I would say grow up, forgive (even if you cannot forget). That is the mark of a...
    tan54321 tan54321 31-35, F 5 Responses