Quality or quantity of friends? what’s more important?

I think I prefer quantity. I prefer having a large group of people I can talk to. Sure, it’s nice to have value in your friendships, but I think the more friends you have, the better off and happier you will be? What do you think?

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  • I don't understand why anyone would choose quantity over quality in any area.

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  • Quality for me, they need to get my weird shit.

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  • Quality. I've witnessed a good number of people I thought we're friends 'fade away' from my life ever since my family fell on hard times.

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  • Who needs either when you have Is It Normal?

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  • What good is having two friends if not one even likes you?

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  • Why would you want a bunch of friends who don't truly care about you and who you don't connect with? It seems like that's just something you'd want for social status, quality is the way to go. Tons of friends sounds overwhelming.

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  • My boss, dad, mom, sister and a squirrel are my friends.

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  • Not to be rude, but you sound young & maybe you aren't. 'Quantity'...aka casual friends don't last, unfortunately. You'll go through tons of ups & downs in life & sometimes you'll be a miserable betty & awful to be around. Quality friends will stick with you anyways. Those friendships last & you'll find them to be truly meaningful.

    Having a bunch of friends is a blast, for sure. Having true friends when you're down is a godsend.

    Ofc, you could be so awesome that you'd have both!

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  • It depends on what type of relationships you want. Larger groups might be better for lots of casual fun and reputation points.

    With smaller groups, it's more likely you'll have more serious and in-depth connections with your friends.

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  • Quality I would say people value more, not that it means a lot coming from me. I’m a very social person, and have a lot of friends and acquaintances. But I do not have strong emotional attachments to anyone by normal standards. I found this through years of reflecting on my interactions and observing those of others. I’m fine with it mostly, just doesn’t seem to raise a strong feeling.

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  • For friends quality is more important. acquaintances i like to have a lot of but i dont count on them for anything just somebody to shoot the shit with.

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  • Quality.
    I don't have the energy having to stay in touch with a shit ton of people all the time. Nor do I have the desire to.
    I have a few select friends that are amazing people who has earned my trust time and time again. Most of them are similar to myself and therefore don't feel like talking everyday, which is all the more meaningful because you have a lot to catch up on when you do talk and can then talk for hours.

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  • What's the point of having crappy friends? I'd rather be alone. I think most people would.

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  • Quality because you need to know the personality of that person, a true friend is always by the other persons side a true friend will never ever do something behind their back.

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  • Quality bruh.

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  • Quality: You have to earn my liking.

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  • I'd chose quality over quantity if I had friends. And even having somebody near me makes me feel so crowded. So neither can I choose quantity.

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  • I need the kind of friend I can hide out in his house if the cops are looking for me

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