How many friends do you have?
If you are like me, you don't really know how to answer this question. These days, there are so many types of friends to have. Real-life-flesh-and-blood friends. The ones we have coffee and lunch and dinner with. The ones whose shoulders we cry on when life goes haywire. There are old friends who have moved far away and we rarely see, but whom we consider dear. There are brand new friends who we see all the times in the halls of schools or at our jobs. There are friends in this odd, incredible ether. Friends who were once total strangers, but who have become much more. There are Facebook friends and friends on Twitter and Instagram and elsewhere. And we might know these peeps or kind of know them or think we know them or know them not at all. I'm sure there are many more friend-types, but you get the point...
My question is what happens when we have too many friends, when we spread ourselves a smidgeon thin in the connection department? Is it truly possible to maintain meaningful bonds with so many individuals or are we kidding ourselves? Worse than kidding ourselves, are we neglecting our "real" relationships by trying to tend to so many other "less-real" relationships.
These questions are ones that have been repeating on a loop in my head and I know I'm not the only one thinking about this.
What do you guys think?