That's an interesting thought.
Totally agree with every situation having pros and cons - you can get something good, but sooner or later you will notice that it isn't perfect.
For example, making friends usually brings you joy, but also gives you more people to spend all your time irrationally worrying about!
Maybe you can't have joy without pain...
Totally with you - we only meet up a couple times a month and it doesn't feel like it's enough - I'm always left craving more afterwards. I know it's more than I've ever had, and some of the people on here would love to have friends they see once a month. But it's like the more we get the more we want - we're never truly satisfied.Agreed.
Another problem with having many friends (when you're chronically single and lonely) is that sure, they're a great distraction, they keep you busy in your free time, in fact I like to think you can almost make it through life without romance if you surround yourself with enough close friends (and family), I repeat, almost. This is my world, I'm very blessed to have more close friends than I deserve and we're all always seemingly doing things together or in little sub groups, etc, but sadly, when I head home or leave the company of my friends I'm quickly reminded how lonely I am, only it feels amplified in some weird way now, as if it'd be better to not have them in the first place. Depression creeps in. I wonder sometimes if I wasn't so unlucky in love - would I trade all my friends for true love? At this stage of my life and having been single for decades (I'm 55), I'm afraid I'd say yes, lose the friends and gimmie a friggin' woman. That's shallow I know - but Christ, I'm not gonna live forever, I'd like some scrap and sense of romantic love before I croak.