1. What are the qualities of a good friend?
I feel that a good friend offers support and understanding. Generally, they are always there to lend a shoulder to cry on or offer some words of encouragement. Plus, they have the ability to cheer you up.
2. Do you prefer to have one or two close friends or a wide circle of friends?
I’d rather have one or two close friends then a whole circle of friends. I feel having a close bond with few people makes the relationship incredibly special and cuts back on drama and stress.
3. In modern society, which do you think is more important, old friends or new friends?
I think old friends are more important. These people tend to know you the best and have grown with you. New friends are always an added bonus, but an old friend that stays true is a real treasure.
4. Do children and adults make friends in the same way?
I feel it is much harder for adults to make friends. Children make friends through play and are constantly exposed to new people. Children are less guarded too, so they feel more comfortable with new relationships.
5. Do you think it’s easier to make friends today than it used to be?
In some ways, yes. Today, we have the ability to communicate with more people because of the internet. So, meeting people with similar interests is a breeze. It is also easier to get to know people without feeling as awkward, since you mostly end up speaking online.
6. Why do some people choose to make friends on the internet?
Finding friends online makes most people feel less vulnerable. Being rejected by someone online isn’t as hurtful, because they don’t feel realistic yet. Plus, you are able to just talk without seeing the other person’s physical reaction to you.