Quality is Way More Important Than Quantity in Friendships

We’ve all had those moments where we wanted to be ‘That’ person. You know, the ‘One’ who has many friends hanging around them laughing uncontrollably as though passing out drunk in the middle of the street is the funniest thing that they have ever heard.

I might have also felt that way at one point in my life, and who hasn’t? Now don’t even try to deny it. Who’s to blame us, though? Who doesn’t want to be popular? Who doesn’t want people falling over themselves to get to you?

Then something happens; You grow older, and you realize that you wanting many fake friends just for the sake of it just isn’t what you want anymore. So, you blame it all on the folly of youth, and you move on.

Now you are on the hunt for good albeit few friends that aren’t fake people who will stab you in the back the first moment they get the chance. Yes, having many friends is a great feeling unmatched by anything but, what’s the point of any of these companions if they don’t even know you?

Who has the time to go out clubbing every night or having tea parties? Everyone is busy in either their work or education and damn if it is not stressing. So once in a while, you want a person there for you. Who will listen to your daily boring banter and actually care about what is happening in your life. A person who will be there for you in the happy and the stressful situations.

“A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.”

I am well aware that social media encourages us to think about friendship regarding quantity rather than quality. These days if you’re concerned about your social life, you can just pop on over to Facebook and find out how many friends you have. If you have lots of friends, Kudos to you as you must be a happy, well-adjusted person, right? And if you don’t have a lot of friends then I’m very sorry, but I’m just going to have to assume that you are a one-eyed alien mutant incapable of communicating with a normal human being. That’s how it works, right? A greater number of friends equals increased quality of social life? Right?

What do you mean – No? Why are you all shaking your head? Oh, you think having loads of social media friends doesn’t equate to anything? Well, I’ll be damned then as I must be a loner. Anyway, moving on from my pathetic social life…

Crowds might be fun at parties, but nothing is better than having a friend who knows everything about you and who somehow still thinks you’re awesome and those types of friends are the ones you want at your back in the middle of a zombie apocalypse or whatever weird fantasy you have.

So, I might be diverging a tiny bit from the main point in this article but all of this was just to hammer home the fact that having a few good friends is better than having a large group of friends who could care less about you and this applies to many things in life.

“Remember that you don’t need a certain number of friends. Just a few friends you can be certain of.”

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