Any sociologist or psychologist would tell you yes, friends really are necessary to all human beings. However, the process of forming and maintaining friendships can often seem like more effort than it's worth. I know the feeling, but I also know, when you are able to find the right people and form deep and lasting bonds, it's well worth the effort. (And remember, it's not about quantity, but quality. Some of the most popular people I know are also some of the loneliest, with many acquaintances but very few true friends.)
There will come a time in life when the world seems abysmally bleak and dark and there's nobody else who can pull you out and make you see that it's not so bad but those we call friends.
Man is and always has been tribal. It's not just thinking we do. It is hardwired into us.
friends are so important, especially really good trustworthy friends that you can discuss serious life stuff with. I always leave my friends with a feeling of growing and learning. I love my friends dearly and realize life is short so you either get with it and make the efforts or....miss out. I really get alot from my friends and I hope that they feel the same about me. I think I am a good friend to a few. so.....the answer would be a BIG YES!! friends are necessary.
Benny Hill used to say "A friend in need is a bloody nuisance".
Perhaps not "necessary", but they make life so much more pleasant. It is nice to have people to talk to, confide in, laugh with, and share with. It is rewarding to help a friend through a hard time, and it makes our own pain easier to bear when we can lean on a friend for support.
:: singing :: "Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly! I gotta love one man til I die"! LOL! Why were we created to even think? Why feel? Do we exist? Do feelings mean anything? Why do we need to eat food? Aren't there Breatharians in the world? Why do we need oxygen? Why do we need to breathe? Which of these are choices and which are programmed into our matrix? Can we deny our emotions? Can we deny our needs and still live? My answer: you can stop doing almost anything in the world including the cessation of all relationships if you are willing to suffer the consequences of it. Are there consequences? Well, become a hermit for a period of time, and if you still have any perspective left, ask yourself these questions again. Better yet, ask yourself why you are asking these things. Are you hurt by other people? Why did they hurt you? How can you prevent being hurt? How can you heal existing hurt? What the heck is hurt anyway but mangled expectations?
Yes friends are good to have. Most people have few friends but it s good to have a lot of acquaintaneces at least/ You have to do your own thig anyway. But having friends is good but not necessarily essential
My immediate family provide all the support I need. I have a couple of friends. But we drift in and out according to whats happening.
I think we are really herd creatures.