Yes, I understand what you're saying. But you have to realize that before Facebook and all these sites, even prior to the internet, people were in the same exact situation you are in...and still somehow managed to keep in touch. Maybe not in constant contact, like we are in now because of these sites, but they did manage to keep in touch. Remember having phone books and address books? I mean, I bought one a few months ago and started filling in contacts and was shocked at how skimpy the info was... most friends I knew of only their e-mails..and maybe a cell number. Most of my contacts were just family members.
I guess we all just expect everything to be so much easier. Less work for us.
Like I stated, maybe the root of the problem, personally, is just ME. Maybe because I don't have a large groupd of friends I am seeing this from a different perspective.
anyone who thinks they have a large group of friends should seriously examine what criterion they are using for the definition of friendship.
i had a paper pocket phonebook until i realized i didnt know who half the people in there were. the other half were plumbers, electricians, tv repair shops, etc etc.
my email address book is filled with people but the only one who used to write me regularly died almost a year ago. she was the only true friend i ever had that fits my definition anyway.
so firewalk, you are young-we start out with less contacts, then we make so many, then they all start to die and we are old. what can i say....in the end it doesnt matter.
there are some people i met only once that i will remember all my life-they were not friends, just people i will always remember, and not always good examples of people either because we can learn more sometimes from seeing what happens if we make wrong choices. i hope i am someone like that to at least one person on earth.