Almost everyone, at some point of their lives, has a friend or friends. It is a natural part of our genetic make-up to desire companions who are like us; we want someone to talk to. It is in our nature to want to share and compare ideas, opinions, and emotions.
Some people have many, many friends. They are extroverts, maintaining their energy through social situations and people. They want to be friends with everyone and will go to great lengths to remain in the good opinion of others, while not relishing in deep personal relationships.
Others have one, maybe two close friends who they rely on, and bond with. Introverted, these people generally prefer to be alone or with their best of besties than to be in large groups. They typically have deeper relationships than the aforementioned extroverts.
Of course, just because you like parties and meeting new people doesn’t mean you can’t have an intimate relationship. And just because you prefer a good book and a cup of coffee to a barbeque at your friends house doesn’t mean you don’t have many friends.
Everyone is different, and so are their relationships. Personally I have many friends, but only three who I truly trust. I tell them more than I tell anyone else, and I know they are there for me.
Sometimes friends come and go, but you should consider yourself blessed if you have one (or more!) friends that stay.
One of my favorite quotes: Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, but the one who came and never left your side.