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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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    lovejazz1 lovejazz1 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 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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    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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    "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 5 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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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    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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    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M Mar 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Faelan Gage Morgan And Gabe.

    . LOVE YOU GUYS :") hahah! Lol! You guys are the bros tbh.. ;*
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F Feb 22

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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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    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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    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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    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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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 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 3 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I would really love to have a group of close

    friends that I can connect with on a deeper lever. Spiritually, emotionally... Friends who will be there for each other. People to make and share memories with. I'm not the best at making friends and to be honest I lack human interaction. It seems the older you get the harder it...
    moonlightserene moonlightserene 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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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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    And find them like this.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Sep 3, 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...
    Vampyria Vampyria 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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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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    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've noticed that a lot of people

    who are part of this group have hundreds or thousands of friends. Hmmm..
    Stephanie2211 Stephanie2211 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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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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    I have trouble trusting.

    I only have one good friend but I am okay with that..
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 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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    Friends are there through the good

    and the bad. Aquantenances are there only for the good times, never found on the bad
    1longday 1longday 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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

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