Yes, all my friends are permanently tight.
Kind of. I've had the same circle of friends since pretty much college. (some even since high school)
No, I don't.
It's stopped bothering me over the years I guess, but it wasn't a by choice thing. Car accidents, drug overdoses, suicides, one guy was killed in Afghanistan. Eventually I just got used to having less and less people around.
Not everyone is under ground, but far more than I'd like are. I'm just pleased as punch that I've made it twelve consecutive months without losing someone to suicide. I lost two people to that in 2012. The few that are left...I don't speak to one cos we had a falling out after his last divorce, and another went off the deep end and withdrew from everyone after his brother-in-law died (I have no way to contact him now) and **** like that.