With the advent of Facebook, the word “friend” has taken on a whole new meaning. One can literally have hundreds of “fiends” on Facebook, but are they really friends in the true sense of the word? No. You can’t call on them when you are distraught and need help sorting out your feelings. They aren’t around for your to bare you soul and talk about what is really bothering you. They aren’t there when you need someone to help you move. They aren’t around to comfort you when you’ve messed things up–again–and help you through the mess you’ve made.
Real friends that you can count on and who will be there for you are few and far between. You can probably count your true friends on one (maybe two) hands. These are the true friend, the real friends who will be you in an emergency, in a crisis, they ones you’ll help through their divorce and pain. You have to be a friend, too, remember. True friends are hard to come by and harder to keep. Let the Facebook crowd have their 500 friends. Be happy if you have 2 or 3 real, true friends.