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8 – Friends

Like we mentioned before, humans are social animals and need interaction. However, pets can’t hold actual conversations, and family doesn’t have the level of intimate communication with you that you might need.

Therefore, a true, honest friend is worth a lot. Many people say they have dozens of friends, but often these are usually far less close with them than they believe. They certainly may be close acquaintances that talk to each other, tell each other some secrets and share good memories, but it is the amount of time and effort invested in a person which gives it the name of friend. The depth of the friendship is proportional to the time invested.

Aim to have few, but close friends. Most people would be lucky to have perhaps two or three of such a magnitude in their lifetime; most can claim to have either one or none.

Sometimes, a person will call you a friend but try to use you. These people have selfish motives to be close to you, and should be cut from your life as soon as possible.

But what if you have no friends? Well, then you probably feel lonely. Having someone to vent your innermost conflicts, share close experiences with, and be able to rely on is core to being human being – yet not all of us have that luxury.

It is not easy to make friends. Most of the time these connections just happen, may it be while at school, work, or simply enjoying hobbies. The internet is a great place to find friends too, but they usually won’t be close physically, and online is not exactly the same as in person.

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  1. Anonymous Anonymous

    its hard to break into social circles as a average to below average guy. Women feel threatened by you. Guys see you as a competition or threat. People are reluctant to close off their social circles, when a low value man tries breaking into it. It also becomes harder to make friends as you get older, one of the perks of the age pill

    • Anonymous Anonymous

      I agree. I am not sure if this is factually correct but in my experience of the hardest things about trying to make friends in your 20s-30s as a loner as that it feels like most people belong to some sort of social circle and to be “allowed” into that social circle requires the good graces of other people. Even then, if you do make in it then you always feel like an outsider because of how you are perceived and treated.

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