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I Believe In Quality Not Quantity Of True Friends

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    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Understatement !

    I have some friends in my circle who I gesture once in a while......I have some friends who I gesture with meaning. I have some who I'm very close to  even from a distance that have built a  strong foundation of friendship in the true meaning of the word. I have five in my...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 5 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was reading a Facebook post from one of my (I guess you can say) friends, and it sounded something like this: "My mom is always the one to spot a fake friend first". Was that for...
    TheAnonymousINFP TheAnonymousINFP 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    It's almost been a year since I met my first true friend. Before I met her I never really believed in true friends. They seemed too good to be true. You know? People might look at...
    SpecialKind SpecialKind 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    One of my first few close friends on EP....and although our friendship is only 2 months old, I truly believed that this person is so genuine and felt a closeness that I never felt...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really don't have true friends but fake friends I have a lot of, like all the popular people I have talk to at my school they really not my friends I just know them, I don't have...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Jul 26

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    I have a good idea of what I think of as friendships. I think they are a place to support, inspire, listen, share, cherish, care for each other. Help each other reach goals...
    ShootingStar7 ShootingStar7 13-15, F a week ago

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    As I get older it seems that there are fewer and fewer people that I can count on to be "true friends". It seems that when you really need somebody they are never there for you...
    Jpb8773 Jpb8773 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    If you want true friends you have to be true to them too
    sammylow sammylow 16-17, M Aug 15

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    True friends never ask anything for themselves .They never question their friends.They accept them as they are.To get good friends ,you need to be a good friend first.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I have a great idea of what friendships I want to have, but I have no idea where I'm gonna find them. Just trying to meet a lot of people and I'll let some inside my feces (not...
    ShootingStar7 ShootingStar7 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Is there anybody out there who is up for true friendship. Im real and so are my experiences. Just too alone . Please.
    Weareunited Weareunited 18-21, M Jul 26

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    its a shame that true friends are hard to find.
    mewtoi mewtoi 13-15, F Jul 28

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    hey my true friends please re add me thanks
    lucky2878600 lucky2878600 36-40, M Aug 2

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    well i m here to talk to everyone ,who ever wants to talk to me but i need,true friends who really understand the meaning of it, and don't add me if you don't have time to reply me...
    veryunusual1 veryunusual1 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I think people call someone a friend for various reasons but there are always those few people call them bff or whatever, that are the true friends. Those are the ones I will...
    galdran galdran 36-40, M Aug 9

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    I am so ****** up now. I broke up with my best friend because he didn't care me. I sent him so many messages and he reads. But he doesn't reply!!! When I call him and he doesn't...
    MoTheStar MoTheStar 13-15, M Aug 11

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    I try to be a sociable person yet all my life I haven't found any true friends out there where we both mutually love and respect each other like family and are ALWAYS there for...
    MissUsher MissUsher 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    True friends remember you even if you are busy and hardly get to meet them.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love how true friends won't forget about you even if you're no longer in the same school and if they don't live in the same place as you. Despite the time that they haven't...
    Athinaa Athinaa 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Hello! I'm looking for true friendship. If you would like to talk and be my friend feel free to send me a message :)
    alwayswatchingu alwayswatchingu 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hi there ! I am hoping to make some friends on this website, friends who are like me or not, I don't really mind :) as I'm one of those people who can get along with pretty much...
    IRequireAssistance IRequireAssistance 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    My friends group is alright and we can all have fun when we want to, but the boys in our group are pathetic. Utter *****, tonight. Can't believe them.
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I like to keep my circle not too big so I can be able to catch up with everyone. So far, I've met some really nice and sweet people on here and some of them are in my circle...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 24