Friends

     I don’t have tons of friends, but the friends I do have are some of the most important people in my life.

     I’ve never been a person who thought that the number of friends was important, instead I always focused on the quality of the friendships and the feelings of closeness that existed. This put me at odds with so many others because I want a deep connection with my friends, else they are nothing more than acquaintances. 

     My feelings and my outlook on friends places me squarely at odds with the vast majority of people. In the Facebook age, friends are nothing more than statistics waiting to be counted. Apparently the number far outweighs the quality, and the person with the most friends is the “winner”, whatever that means. 

     At this point in my life, I can count the number of real friends that I have on one hand. While this might sound sad, I know that those friends and myself would do anything for each other without hesitation. Those are the friends I believe in, and the friends tea worth having. 

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