Are friends an important part of life?

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Are friends an important part of life?
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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 9:57am

Are friends a really important part of life? Why or why not?

Karla
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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 11:07am
Oh my gosh - YES! You need to have friends to provide support, laughter, stress relief, and just knowing that you aren't alone is important!

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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 11:18am

They sure are --- don' tthey say that a social network of good freinds is critical to health and well-being, long life and happiness?



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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 8:52pm
i think it depends on the individual. i've never had a lot of friends, and i've never felt that something was missing. but my husband, on the other hand - if you took his friends away he wouldn't know what to do. some people are loners or more independent, and others like having a big social network and tons of people around.
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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 8:20am

Do you think friends are easier to make for those who find them more important?

Karla
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Wed, 02-29-2012 - 8:02am
that's a good question. i think if you make something a priority - exercise, for example - then you do it more often and it can become second nature to you. however, it takes two people to make a friendship, so even if you're always going out of your way to try and make new friends other people might not be as receptive. so i would say that the practice of trying to get to know people becomes easier for those who find it important, but ultimately it depends on whether the other person wants to be friends or not.
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Registered: 12-21-2001
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 1:11pm

Difficult.

I've never been very good with others. After years of mostly

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