Where do friends come from?

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
February 18, 2008 12:22pm CST
I don't get out of the house much. I live here and I work here and since my DL is suspended indefinitely I do not get out much. I used to when I lived in town but the buses in my area do not run out to where I am and even if they did I don't have many friends to go and visit anyway. But if I rarely get out of the house and friends are not knocking down my door then how am I supposed to find new friends or even the old ones?
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• Nigeria
18 Feb 08
Well Sharone, may be you are a bit of an introvert but then, friends are not what you just set out to win. Friendship matures over time and events. As you go thru life at your own pace, even in the place you are living right now, possibility abounds that you could suddenly find yourself in a quality friendship. And as for the old ones, if they are truely your friends, the number of times you see does not count. They will always be there for you.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
20 Feb 08
Yes I know that you are right. And my old friends are still my friends, even the ones who have passed on. I keep their memory alive inside me, and I still celebrate their personal holidays like birthdays and such. But this is no substitue for flesh and blood friends that you can hang with and kick it with. People watching is one of my greatest hobbies but it lacks something when you can't share your observations with someone. And doing things alone all the time gets old too. Thank you for your response and have a great day!
@gandatwo (602)
• Australia
18 Feb 08
Out of the blu I have found,this is my experience.I think though there is a huge difference between friends and acquaintances.One of my best frienships began over the internet.Enjoy your quite relaxing time,I am certain when the time is right for you,bingo...along comes? Cheers
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@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
20 Feb 08
One of my dearest and oldest frineds is now my boyfriend. I don't think that this precludes us being friends still but the friendship is not the same. It is both less personal and more intimate at the same time. However I do enjoy the silence and the opportunity to hear myself think! Thank you for your response and have a great day!
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
18 Feb 08
I tend to not many too many friends either, but since i have had a baby i have started to go to new mommy groups, and different things that other parents go to, and i find i have a lot in common with some of them and although i dont get together often with most of them, i at least have soemone to talk to in these gruops and maybe eventually i will end up being friends with them outisde of the groups. If you have any hobbies or interests you could join a class or something and make friends there ;) you have to make yourself available in order to meet someone ;)
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