How many of your friendships have lasted more than ten years? Which of your current friends do you feel will still be important to you ten years from now?
I have several friendships that have lasted for 10 years or more. I could make a list for you, but then I'd risk leaving people out and hurting people's feelings. I don't want to do that. For how I feel about my friends, please refer to the article I posted not too long on what it's like to be an introvert.
I keep a handful of very close friends. To me, everyone else is an acquaintance. That's just how I feel about it. With these acquaintances, I'm not necessarily going to open up the way I will with those true friends. And those true friends, well, they're the kind of people I'm not gonna let go of. They're the ones that I've known for a decade or more. They're the ones I'll still know a decade from now.
*Question of the Week comes from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.