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Originally posted by Greenize
reply to post by Donnie Darko
I too have some true online friends. Even though I have never "met" them, I love them!
Actually I care a lot about my online, long-distance friends. They are not less than someone I hang out with because they happen to be close to me geographically.
Originally posted by sickofitall2012
S&F !!! I have noticed that the older I get the harder it is to make good friends. They are all more concerned with what you can do for them.
I am a person that when I'm your friend, I will never turn on you and will always be there for you, but all it takes is that one stab in the back and we're done. I can never seem to get over the deep wounds that people have inflicted.
I have a quote hanging on my monitor, not sure who said it.
" Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind, and the ones who mind, don't matter".
[edit on 24-6-2009 by sickofitall2012]
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Interesting topic. I for one have no friends. Not a single one. Not one I would consider a true friend anyways.. I know people I go to bars with, I know people I like well enough through business and such .. but no true "friend" like I had in say, middle school or high school. And honestly, I really don't feel like I need one either. I actually thought it was just a part of getting older, I never knew my parents to have any "friends" aside from people with relations as I posted above.
Perhaps the internet has changed it, well I don't doubt that it has.. in my opinion though your either a "friend person" who needs friends (which to an outsider your friendship may not look very friendly) or your not a friend person .. like me, you don't require that type of interaction with people.
In fact.. I would say a few of you on ATS are closer then any friends I have in the "real world".