Is there such a thing as having too many friends? Different types of friends play different roles...
Friends are very valuable. While there are different categories of friends, each has their place and purpose in your life.
Best friends are special
They are the people who are always there, no matter what, whenever you need them. They will drop whatever they are doing to be there for you and won’t ask why.
You can tell them anything and often do. Good friends are there for you, but aren’t necessarily the people you want to share your deepest, darkest secrets with as you would with a best friend.
Then there are other friends whom you hang out with on a regular basis, but you wouldn’t necessarily classify as best or good friends.
No matter what categories your friends fall into, they are all very important to you. They are there when you are happy, sad, angry and through everything else. You need them.
So, this raises the question, can you have too many friends?
While it is often hard to make time for all your friends, they are still an integral part of your life. You can’t have too many people there to lend support when you need it and even when you don’t.
You may even find you go to different friends for different purposes
Perhaps one friend is great to talk to when you have a problem. You may even go to one friend for a particular problem, and another for a different situation altogether. You will feel a different level of comfort with each person you call your friend.
Different friends will also provide different solutions and make you feel a certain way when talking to them. For example, one friend may provide practicality while another may simply make you feel better.
Some friends will be on your side no matter what, and others are there to be honest with you when you’ve been acting out of line and need a reality check.
When you need them all, your friends will be there to rally around you
The best thing about friends is that they will do this even if they don’t all know or even like one another. This support will go a long way toward making you feel better. Simply having friends around you will mean everything in all situations.
The key is to make time for all your friends
You can accomplish this by making the most of the time you have. You will do different things with different friends and learn to enjoy the company of a great many people.
Just make sure that you are investing enough time and interest in those you consider to be your close friends, as the more you put into the friendship, the more you will get out of it.
The friendships you forge will last a lifetime and your friends will also feel the same way about you.