Friendship is like wine

@gxnfly (1147)
China
April 17, 2008 7:21am CST
Perhaps you have lots of friend,that's great.To be honest ,I don't have lots of friend.I 'm a independent person,I 've got used to be alone.I won't initiate the the talk with someone I'm not familiar with unless they talk to me first.And I always feel uncomfortable in the crowds,really don't know what to day,just being silent.Recently I spent most of my time alone,and I feel a little bit lonely sometimes,but my friends are far away.That kind of loneliness really kills me sometimes.I just read an article ,these lines really strikes me, "Don’t wait to be lonely, to recognize the value of a friend." "Remember: Friendship is like wine, it gets better as it grows older." Do you have lots of friend?Hope you are more lucky than me.I will try to make more friends from now on.
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@dragon54u (31608)
• United States
18 Apr 08
I have a couple of good friends and that's really all I need. Trouble is, they're across the country because I moved back home last year. I love it here so much but I miss my friends! I haven't made any real friends here yet, either, I don't get out much. Good friends are worth their weight in gold!
@megaplaza (1438)
• Nigeria
18 Apr 08
i think we are both the same, no difference between us.but i kill the loneliness by surfing the net or reading article just like u.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
18 Apr 08
I don't have many friends. I tend to be a bit shy. I do have a few old friends but I don't stay in contact as much as I should. I feel very uncomfortable in crowds too. I go to church but really don't know anyone well from there.
18 Apr 08
I have quite a few friends, but only one or two life-long friends with whom I am still close. I have a great friendship with one of my childhood friends. We live several hours drive apart and hardly ever speak from one month from the next. But we try to meet up every six months or so (and bring our husbands along), and it is just as though we have never been apart. This is one of the best friendships, there is no judging on either side. If need be we would be there for each other, and would drop everything and get in the car. I am lucky that I am now also close with my mother. She is now one of my best friends. We email every day, and telephone once or twice a week. We try to see each other at least once a month. Family sometimes make the best friends since blood is thicker than water, and we can forgive our family for things we might not forgive someone else. True friends should be selected carefully, and then treasured for a lifetime.
@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
18 Apr 08
I am a bit of a liner as well. I have a few friends from high school that I maintain email contact with and when they are in town we catch up but that is about it. People seem to pass through my life, but no one ever seems to stay for long (except of course my husband!) As a teenager I used to get very upset about my lack of friends however with age comes wisdom and now I know just to appreciate what I have rather than long for the things I don't.
• India
17 Apr 08
its true
@Remando (177)
17 Apr 08
Friendship is a very complicated thing for me; I have had some wonderful friends who have gone beyond the call of duty in order to help me, but a few, even including those wonderful ones, have then shown their true colours and let me down quite badly. Because of this, I tend to have one or two very close friends who I share my soul with, and a few, maybe a dozen, different 'mates' who I'd quite happily share a drink with on a Friday night but certainly wouldn't bare secrets to them. I think some people who have millions of friends on Facebook are actually very insecure and feel the need to show they are liked, when in reality they only see/chat to maybe 5% of their friends list. It's all about personal preference, though, and I think you're lucky to find one 'soulmate' friend in life.
@Bijou1 (160)
• Australia
17 Apr 08
I am similar to you in some ways. I have a couple of good friends, but i tend to keep everyone else at a distance. I have been let down a lot in the past, so i suppose i try not to have too many friends, because it lessens my chances of getting hurt. I do have many aquaintences (?), but i dont get too attatched if you know what i mean. I also was shy and wouldn't talk much to people i wasn't familiar with, but usually it would end up with a huge awkward silence that i couldn't recover from, so now, i just pretend top be confident and talk a lot. That way i dont give the awkward silences a chance. It helps.