I can’t think of a truer quote. As a person who thrives on one on one friendship, I value a few closer relationships much more than I do a great number of less intimate ones. I don’t need a whole group, and thank goodness I’ve outgrown the need to be popular. To have just a few friends who I can count on, who are truly there for me, is the most important thing to me.
I’m old enough to know who I am, and I know that I’m definitely a “girl’s girl.” I’m a person who values female friends. I used to worry more about what people thought, or I’d try to be liked by everyone. And though of course, we all like to be liked, I finally realized that it was actually preventing any true, intimate friendships. Because I was not showing my true self, those relationships by their very nature, never felt as “real” as I wanted. .
When things are bad, or I’m feeling down, or even when I just need someone to complain to, there is nothing more valuable than having a few friends I can really talk to. No hiding, no pretending, no faking. Someone I can be vulnerable with. Let my hair down with. Show my true self to. And to know that they can do the same with me. Priceless.