I Don't Need Many Friends to Be Happy

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    This Sounds Bad But It Is The Truth

    I have a really hard time connecting with people. I'm awkward, and hyperconscious of my own awkwardness and how others react to it. The truth is, besides the handful of people who insist on calling me their friend, I don't really need people. Most of the time I am fine to be on...
    Phasmid Phasmid
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2010

    I Don't Need Anybody

    Don't take this the wrong way, I do like having friends sometimes, but a lot of the time, I feel like I'm better off by myself (not in a deppressing way or anything, either). I've noticed that when I have a problem (not just me, anybody really) people expect that I...
    Angrygirlsilentboy Angrygirlsilentboy
    18-21, T
    1 Response Jun 16, 2009

    One Thing

    i believe you don't need that many friends to be happy, if you have too many friends you spread yourself too thinly, if you have just a few good ones, you can give them much more of your time and have richer friendships
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

    I'm Happy On My Own

    It's so hard to find a true freind these days. I've gotten tired or looking for one. I'm focussing on me and getting to know myself better. I've got people I talk to which I like, but not many people I really hang out with. I don't need them. And I'm glad I don't. I feel stong...
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2008

    Nooope

    I just need the ones I am close to. I've never really been too social and so I don't care about making everyone my friend. I believe one close friend is better than a million acquaintences because you can confide in them, talk to them about anything, and know they'll always be...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2009

    Happy On My Own

    i dont need many people around me to be happy.as i've got older i've lost the need for my circle of friends,i just do my own thing these days.i used to keep in touch with them but i dont bother any more...i think i'm happier for it
    clayantony clayantony
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 8, 2013

    2 Or 3.

    Is all I need. I am turned off by the idea of 9 or 10 people hanging out in a group - it just feels so impersonal. I would rather share my most special moments with 2 or 3 really close people, and I'd be happy. It would be so much more intimate. That's all I need.
    DysfunctionalMuse DysfunctionalMuse
    22-25, M
    Aug 13, 2009

    Real Friends Are Hard To Find

    Majority of the time, when someone has a large select of friends they, one by one start to find out who's real and who's fake. The word friend to me is someone you cant count on, and not just someone you talk to from time to time. In this life you cant really count on too many...
    tinkatutu tinkatutu
    18-21, F
    Jan 18, 2010

     It Is So True. ...

     It is so true. I am my own person. I really could care less of people who are judging, cynical, or even paranoid about me. 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 29, 2009

    Just a Few

    I really don't need them... I have never had tons of friends, just a few of real ones and many acquiantances :) don't get me wrong, but sometimes I feel like I have too many of them... if I had to contact everybody I want to, I wouldn't have time to be with myself... sometimes...
    nicerain nicerain
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2009

    I Just Need Those Who Can Be True

    A million friends would never make sense if they're not true. I'm more the type who goes for substance & honesty, and being comfortable. I look 4 people whom I can trust & rely on, not just the ones I can party with or anything.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    May 2, 2009

    All I Ask For...

    Is to have a few. Doesn't have to be a billion, just enough to know I can trust them, laugh with them, love them. Select friends are key, but I try and ne'er set my sights on high numbers.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 18, 2010

    Too Many!

    All my life, I only wanted ONE friend, but I gained two! The greatest friends in the world! I also have two other friends, Mike and Kendall, but I don't get to talk to them much. Maybe once or twice every few months. :-/ I understand that they are busy with life, being that they...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 11, 2008
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