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I 'd Rather Have A Few Close Friends Than Many Acquaintances

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    My friends apparently don't care how depressed

    I get, hpw much I cry, how miserable I am, how I am falling apart and they don't seem to care, and for like a day they act like they do, then they just go on about their business, without a care in the world. Some friends, I guess.
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 12

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    I am more of a reserved person

    and with too many friends it can make me feel overwhelmed and pressured to talk. If I have few good friends then It is better that way.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6, 2014

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    ngog ngog 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    One close friend outweighs any number of

    acquaintances, honestly.
    Darkoceans11 Darkoceans11 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    As the New Year approaches,

    it's time to let go of the negativity to make room for more positive things in my life. There are plenty of people who claim to be a friend, want to talk but yet never reach out or just don't respond. I rather save my energy and effort for those select few who make the time for...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Small gestures that make me smile 1 text from

    friends saying hello 2 when a random act of kindness is bestowed upon me 3 I can become close friends with someone and not have them pull away 4 someone ask how I am feeling 5 someone making me laugh
    braveywanes braveywanes 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    thelittlemonster thelittlemonster 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    My daughter met her friend

    after 9 years.How nice it would be to meet a friend after so long.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Really it's all I desire.

    My only true friends are on here. Wish had local ones also. Only have one aqaintance but they just seem to use me. Take it day by day.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    Yet I can't even seem to find one

    who won't call me a ***** when really all I needed was understanding. Or one who actually will give me the time of day. Or one who actually gives a **** about me. Or do friends not do that?
    jordins22 jordins22 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    I see so many people happy to cost through life

    with lots of acquaintances, hanger-ons, associates, whatever you want to call them, essentially people that would not be there for you in your darkest hours. People who would not be there for you if you needed a comforting word, or an eager ear, rather they drift in and out like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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    Im honest:- I do get attached,

    even online :). it doesn't matter to me where in the world you are, what you are or who you are - Its your character that had me keep coming back and talking to you. If you find me too intense, not slutty enough, not able to verbalise enough, too insecure- Im sorry, Im me with...
    Tonia248 Tonia248 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    close buddies where are you.

    .? (>'_')> but I never understood the purpose of having to many people around especially when they leave you with an empty feeling...
    Chibiiiii Chibiiiii 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    This goes for off line

    and online. I don't open up to many people and when I do it's because I feel like I can trust you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    Unfortunately i have both.

    Friends who heal me. And others who guilt me to help.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Because in the end, fake friends never notice

    your tears, agony and pain. They're the ones who will leave during your arduous situation/s. Having monumental amount of friends is like collecting dust that quickly fades away in a blink of an eye.
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    *Edited* Standing on my back deck,

    coffee in one hand , a lit cigarette in the other, watched as the sun disappeared into the edge of my back yard. The sounds of crickets and tree frogs starting to sing, lighting bugs were becoming visible, and I was alone. so very very alone. but it didn’t feel alone really...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 36-40 9 Responses May 27, 2014

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    "Lots of people want to ride with you in the

    limo. But what you want in your life is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." - Ophrah Winfrey
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    I would... although l have many acquaintances

    and enjoy chatting with them, like others l have a few close friends, whom l can discuss anything with, no holds barred...you know who you are and thank you all so much for being there... Or here, l should say... l wondered, what is it that makes internet friends more truer...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    I have seen some profiles here,

    where people have thousands of friends, and I don't see the sense in that. I would rather have a small circle of friends, to chat with, but yet be able to get to know this person, and have meaningful conversations. With thousands of people or even hundreds in the circle there is...
    strafer008 strafer008 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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    close friends are the treasures in life,

    you can do anything you want to do with them.... laugh, cry, fight,prank and do all the nuisance but never disregard them...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I'm ready for the friendship portal to open.

    This portal has been in occlusion for a very long time now. It has come quite clear to me that I can manifest people of a synergistic psyche. I would love to engage with a select few that would offer and share unconditional respect and love through humility.
    VigilantC VigilantC 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Right now I have 2 friends.

    but I wouldn't hesitate to put my life in either of their hands and i know they would trust me with the same. we're all really into propping for the apocalypse so this trust means a lot to all of us.
    boredalex boredalex 18-21, M Feb 8

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    coz sometimes having too many acquaintances

    makes our world so little but having few true friends makes our world alive
    aloneme79 aloneme79 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I like to trust and get to know only a few

    people than just randomly talk to a large group. If I don't have anyone to talk to about problems or secrets then I will feel alone. There are a lot of people at my high school, but I still feel alone when I walk around. I do not like to get involved in conflict either. If I...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    I wish my buddy would have remained closer,

    truer ... he's into having all kinds of friends. I seek loyalty. where is it in the people I meet?
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    Friends : I Only Need 1 Hand

    I don't see the point in adding people to my friends list when i opened this profile i was criticized by a lot of users for not adding them after they added mei didnt add back as a friend to me is somebody i know or have know a certain amount of time not after 3 secondsTo me a...
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 15

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    learned this lesson the hard way!

    it's amazing how people have no problem being your "friend" when they need something from you. but as soon as you no longer let them walk all over you, they walk away. on the bright side, who needs people like that in life?
    calgarysc calgarysc 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    I have a very small circle.

    I left high school in sophomore year and left everyone else there because of the bullying. I've ran into some people I used to talk to. I've tried talking to them, but everyone acts like I don't exist, so I just keep to myself now. I kept in touch with one person from school...
    endofalldays endofalldays 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    On any given day, I would

    rather have a few close friends than just mere acquaintances. One cannot have enough friends here or in real life. Choose your friends wisely and carefully.
    maryannesinclair maryannesinclair 41-45, F 1 Response May 11, 2014

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    It's taken me many years to realise this.

    The group of friends I have had over the last 5 - 8 years are the ones that I hope will be with me for life. They are GOLD. I've stopped wasting my time on people that I don't particularly like and I've culled a few toxic people as well. Life is too short to drink bad wine...
    Tobeme64 Tobeme64 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    I do have a lot of acquaintances,

    but the true friends I have are more like brothers. We would die for each other we're that close. I love them to death and wouldn't trade any of them for the world. :)
    ethan96 ethan96 18-21, M Feb 10

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    Yes I have come to the conclusion I enjoy

    quality company. I'm not here to follow the crowd or become famous. I just want to take my life one day at a time. I don't lust for money or material things. I am satisfied with just taking my time and living life in the moment. I have hobbies I enjoy but most of all I enjoy...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response May 27, 2014

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    Well, now, my friends are down to less

    than a few after some "housecleaning". Not worth the stress or the vampires I have had to endure. I feel like a hundred pounds has been lifted off my shoulders. I'd prefer to spend my time with a more genuine person than be taken for granted, as "always being there".
    Mystic74 Mystic74 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2014

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    After a dilema in elementary school every

    since i've only had close friends :) I like it that way, what's your reason?
    trismason trismason 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I can't really stand to be alone.

    I always have to be around a friend to make me feel happy, but it's just that some of my friends seem like they don't pay much attention to me while their around their other friends and when their other friends aren't around they completely ignore me. I really hate that, that I...
    Greywolf205 Greywolf205 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    acquaintances are wonderful to say hello to

    and catch up with but it's normally superficial and you only share important matters when you see each other, maybe months or years after an event. i'd rather have the close friend so we can actually be there for each other.
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 28

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    I can count on two hands the number of close

    friends that I have. They may be few in number, but they are precious in ways that make me smile....and inspire my UNQUESTIONABLE loyalty.
    bikegenius1 bikegenius1 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2014

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    I used to have lots of friends.

    When we went out for drinks,I would watch the beer pour out the holes in my back.Over time I have just a few good friends
    workingdude25 workingdude25 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 7, 2014

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    I have always had smaller circles of friends.

    Not very many people are close to me at one point or another.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    its better to have few close friends whom

    youunderstand and they are sincere to you rather having a group of friends who are not sincere to you
    deephuman deephuman 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    And find them like this.

    http://youtu.be/UtBsl3j0YRQ
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    It becomes an issue when

    even those friends disappear. I don't know what to think....he said I'm too good looking for him got emotional and left me blinking at my screen. I told myself - damn what have you done wrong for the millionth time in a row? Is it wrong to be concerned for someone who did...
    Vampyria Vampyria 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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