When Is it Good to Have a Few Close Friends?

The Huffington Post:

Look at your life. Do you have friends? What kind of friends do you have? Have you got a few people in your life that you spend a lot of time with? Have you got a larger number of acquaintances that you see on occasion?

Which is better?

I often ponder this question when watching movies. In lots of movies, there is a couple at the center of the action. The husband may hang out with his buddies bowling, and later the wife has her weekly lunch with a college friend. These scenes make sense dramatically, and they fit with a cultural belief that the path to happiness lies in having close friends.

How important is it for people to have a few close friends?

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