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Recently, I've been thinking about the number of reliable and trustworthy people I can call "friends." I've been that people would only need 2 or 3 friends. Others say "the more the merrier" and should always have a good number (3-5) friends around at times. I myself get along well enough with people (albeit my quirky personality) but am on the fence when deciding which view point is better.
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Posted 26 days ago , edited 26 days ago
I don't think it's really something you can put a number on or standardize. It also depends on how you personally define a friend and how strict you are with it. I mean I have tons of friends, I might not hang out with them often but I'm certainly not in any short amount of people I know and care about and we're there for each other. But that's just because of who I am, and I keep all those friends at a comfortable space between us. If you're someone who only needs 1-5 friends there's nothing better or worse about me or anyone else having far more than that just do what's good for you ^.^

I have rather low standards compared to most of what constitutes a friend, and I'm quick to forgive if a friend let's me down, I try to not rely on one person too much tho, they have their own lives y'know? I'll ask for their help only when it really counts ^.^
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Posted 23 days ago
Thank you very much
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Posted 23 days ago , edited 23 days ago

OtakuCJ26 wrote:

Recently, I've been thinking about the number of reliable and trustworthy people I can call "friends." I've been that people would only need 2 or 3 friends. Others say "the more the merrier" and should always have a good number (3-5) friends around at times. I myself get along well enough with people (albeit my quirky personality) but am on the fence when deciding which view point is better.


I think the right number of friends would be whatever makes a person comfortable.

Just like everything I would say it varies from person to person.

Some people may find the right number is many, while others may find a few is all they need.
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Posted 22 days ago
I like to keep a really low number of friends, because I hate being asked all the time to go drink beer or do other meaningless things. I guess I would have more if I was able to find people with similar interests.
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Posted 22 days ago

OtakuCJ26 wrote:

Recently, I've been thinking about the number of reliable and trustworthy people I can call "friends." I've been that people would only need 2 or 3 friends. Others say "the more the merrier" and should always have a good number (3-5) friends around at times. I myself get along well enough with people (albeit my quirky personality) but am on the fence when deciding which view point is better.


I pretty much agree with Cloth! Personally I don't aim for an amount of friends to keep, usually I keep 2-3 very close friends, but lately I have made that number increase, and now it's almost to ten people I consider very close. I don't consider either to be better than the other, I mean with the ten I tend to always have someone to talk to, but with the two to three I never have to actively think about who I should give time to when, when you have ten or so friends there can be the issue of time distribution and then falling apart. :/
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Posted 21 days ago
The amount of friends I've had over the years has always fluctuated from 1-2 to 30-40. In all honesty looking back when I had 30-40, I think these days I'd only have considered 1-2 of them "friends", the rest were more like "acquaintances". When judging friends there's a simple rule I now follow; if you're 100% sure the person would defend you when the odds were against you, he/she is a true friend. If not, then he/she isn't worth thinking of as a friend. True friends are worth keeping whether they be 1 or 100 in number.
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Quality > quantity
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