Today there are no facts. No sharing of research or information that I’ve gathered. Today I am here to talk about my friends. I love them. Sometimes I sit and wonder what my life would be like without them. I imagine myself alone, with nothing but the books I once kept my nose in, maybe a device or two as well. I do not imagine it as a happy place. I am uncertain of the existence of alternate dimensions but I feel sorry for me’s that have to live in a world without them.

I don’t know if having people in your life is essential. It’s probably good for you if my personal experience is anything to go by. But maybe there is a way of living that does not require a connection with other people. Maybe you could write in a journal, talk to a God, nameless or otherwise, maybe you could create fake humans to interact with. Perhaps your own thoughts would be enough stimulation for your mind. Of course, these sorts of lives would likely have to be led in places of solitude, where a person would have little to no interaction with other individuals. I don’t know if I could live a life such as these ones, only because I have become somewhat dependent on the attention and care of those to who I have become attached. 

What I gain from my friends is hard to describe. It is a feeling of warmth and comfort, an idea, and a state of knowing that if I fall, someone will worry, someone will try and lift me off of the ground. It is easy to forget that a friend will do this for you, that someone will want to be there to help you in your harder times. I have supported others and have been supported in return. I don’t know how to explain it without sounding corny or cheesy but what I can say is that I benefit greatly from having my friends around me in my hardest or even my easiest times. 

Friends are amazing. Wonderful even. They become a part of your story, even if it is a tale that you do not consciously wish to tell. We as people are social creatures and as such, having friends can be truly beneficial. I wonder of other me’s and other them’s and I wonder if we will ever know who the other is. I sincerely hope so.

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