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

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    Real friends make a difference in your life.

    Reality is involvement and kindness.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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    I am acquainted with (almost) my whole school.

    Have 0 real friends. Some day....( or just wait to get out of high school)
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato 13-15, M 6 Responses Jun 22

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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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    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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    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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    This is true in my every day life

    and I am now realizing this goes for EP. My previous account was deleted in which I had over 2000 friends. I truly only knew a handful of them. This time around I am really looking to only add friends I chat with and get to build a friendship with. I want a few close people not...
    lovelychickadee lovelychickadee 36-40, F 15 Responses Jun 22

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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 3 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 Mar 27

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    Weisst Du noch Damals im Sommer Ich hatte keine

    Lust mit Dir zu sprechen Aber Du hast nicht locker gelassen Heute bin ich froh darueber dass wir uns kennen Auch wenn wir nicht viel Zeit verbringen Geniesse ich die kleinen Momente Und die Erinnerungen Denn das wird alles sein was uns am Ende bleibt
    Eir89 Eir89 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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    My daughter met her friend

    after 9 years.How nice it would be to meet a friend after so long.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    And find them like this.

    http://youtu.be/UtBsl3j0YRQ
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 27

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    tnt2015 tnt2015 31-35, F 3 Responses May 20

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    this is so true. I have a best friend

    and she is so amazing she has truly shown me what true friends are. Her husband was tragically killed in an accident last January and left her with a 2 month old daughter, who is the sunshine in my life. well my friend being a widow has never once asked for pity but has...
    mya1984 mya1984 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    a lot have offered me their company.

    . a lot have tried to mke friends.. a lot have i listened to.. and a lot have asked me to trust them.. it is hard for me to lean on fragile branches when they're obviously showing how fragile their friendships are.. a friend told me, being a friend to me is a lot of work..it is...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M Mar 15

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    See I do agree with this.

    .. but then i don't because sometimes a few close friends aren't there.. and then your left with just yourself. I would rather have a lot of people to turn to than just a few.. because people can become busy and they do disappear.. then again, i hate having a lot of people who i...
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    You can't talk to an acquaintance the way you

    can a close friend. I only have my boyfriend, and a girl I've known since grade eight. She ****** me off a lot, and she's an idiot that's love obsessed with me, but I don't know what I would do without her. I don't know where I would be without my boyfriend. I don't need anymore...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 3 Responses May 14

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    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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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
    sincerehuman sincerehuman 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    I have a ton of acquaintances.

    I like them all, but there is a tight knit that I consider my true lifelong friends. We don't have to see each other every day, but when we do see each other, we pick up right where we left off. They are a core group I would drop whatever I'm doing and be by their side if...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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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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    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...
    Voldemortia Voldemortia 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Close friends are the best gift in life.

    They make you laugh when things are bad and they are always there for you. That is way better then an acquaintance b
    sirfarmer sirfarmer 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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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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    An acquaintance is some one you may

    or may not know well enough to talk to about things that are of interests but, is not a close friend. A close friend cares how you feel and enjoys your company, interests and they also familiar enough of you to be nonjudgmental.
    FrankK70 FrankK70 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Unity Of Friendship

    "A true friend is one soul in two bodies." Aristotle I have found such a friend, and the value of that friendship cannot be measured or priced. It is the rarest of all gems.
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    I have only a few friends

    but we consider eachother family
    Lokisvixen Lokisvixen 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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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 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    I don't mind having more

    and more acquaintances. Besides commenting publicly on social media I am comfortable having meaningful conversations with all my acquaintances. But to focus on turning them into close friends, probably would not be the best idea from my end.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    My friends in my mind are arranged in a pyramid.

    .. At it's Pinnacle is the special she of my days.... (I am looking for her) From there are my closet friends and so on... If you really are my friend we will converse...
    BlackBlueBrotha BlackBlueBrotha 41-45, M 2 Responses May 23

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    Fewer Friends - But Like My Fingers,

    I Can Count On Them! I guess it was our itinerant up-bringing that broke me away from social circles. From the time I started kindergarten until I finished high school I had been in 13 different schools. Lots of opportunities to make friends? Yes. Opportunities to keep friends...
    EverreadyRabbit EverreadyRabbit 61-65, M Apr 9

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    I've met a lot of people in my life,

    but only stayed connected with the ones that mean something to me. I don't want to have a lot of people I call friends that I barely know just to show off. I like having the few trusting and loving friends I do now.
    Mordecur Mordecur 18-21, M 2 Responses May 24

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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 6 Responses Jan 20

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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 6 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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    I dnt mind a few aquintances

    but a true friend is better than a brother
    ojeezy ojeezy 22-25, M Apr 15

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    I have trouble trusting.

    I only have one good friend but I am okay with that..
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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    lildiva89 lildiva89 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 4

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 27, 2014

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    ... but I feel like I have none.

    I don't like being surrounded by a lot of people, so I don't regret not having many acquaintances at all. But sometimes I am a little sad about not having real friends. Everyone I talk to and get close with sort of moves on on me, we drift apart and never get close again. Don't...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    In long distance relationships texting can be a

    wonderful thing for staying in touch, but it also has its drawbacks. It can be the cause of misunderstandings and misinterpretation. Sometimes things are said on text that is meant one way, but is taken another way, causing hurt feelings, because emotions can not be seen or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 22, 2014

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    I miss the times of having real internet friends

    that you talk to on semi regular basis. For whatever reason, people just disappear from here. No good byes. It is what it is and you just have to accept it and make new friends.
    Harleyman050 Harleyman050 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 3

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    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    OK I have talked to a lot of people.

    ..on line or in "real life," that fit into the category of acquaintances. I have only a few people in my life right now that I can actually call friends. It's not easy to find someone that you trust enough to totally open up to, so just having acquaintances is much easier. You...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I find that when my social circle consists of

    mostly acquaintances I find myself feeling lonely either after our interaction or even during our conversations just because I know they will only stay acquaintances and it will not evolve into a true friendship. When I know I have a true friend I know I can call them any time...
    ccxc910 ccxc910 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    lovejazz1 lovejazz1 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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