A Happy Medium Number Of Friends
I don't want thousands of "friends" - first of all, most of them are probably not your "friend" anyway, because there's no way you could talk to ALL those people and have them get to know you, and you get to know them (the definition of a "friend" - right?) unless you write letters 12 hours a day! On the other hand, having just ONE good friend can be bad also..let me explain! I've been in that situation, and then something happens..like your friend suddenly can't go online, or (gasP)he finds someone ELSE to write to, and then you're left feeling sort of stranded - and probably rejected and P.O'd and all sorts of bad sh*t that makes it seem more like a real "relationship" than what it really SHOULD be, which is just an EP friend...so I have discovered that the "Happy MEdium" number of friends is best - like 4 or 5 "good " friends - that way, if someone goes away, or whatever, you always have someone else and you don't feel left behind - but it's not so many "friends" that it becomes over-whelming! I find this philosphy works best!