If you had the choice of one intimate soulmate and no other close friends, or of no such soulmate and many friends and acquaintances, which would you choose?
Not that I believe in "soulmates," but I'd rather have the one than the many. That's not to say that I don't cherish the friendships that I do have. But I also wouldn't say that I have a lot of close friends either. I could never narrow them down to just one while writing the others off. But the people I consider to be friends I don't consider to be a large number.
I would consider myself a fairly guarded person, so opening myself up to having more friends and acquaintances isn't the easiest thing for me to do. In my mind, having a few close friendships just makes those relationships all the more valuable.
*Question of the Week comes from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.