Let’s start here…
Let talk about friends here, there is truly no friends here and here is why! If all you like to do is BS you have found the right place it should be called who can BS the BS’r! What is the definition of a friend?
Friend 1. A person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
Proverbs 18:24 There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.
With that being said how many friends can one person have at a time? A glance at some people's Network friend’s lists can make one feel like a loner. Assiduous networkers often have many hundreds or even thousands of "friends." But could all of those people possibly be worthy of the title?
Certainly not, according to the anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Robin Dunbar. In his work, Dunbar has actually proposed a number that, he thinks, represents the upper limit of rich human relationships any one person can sustain: 150.
Let's also interject that even 150 people may also be a stretch for those who only have one or two people they consider best friends.
However there is an upside to a social network on the cleaner side. If you have family members Aunts Uncles and Cousins that use these networking formats you can catch up with them on a non-personal interactive format like these. Pictures and such! There are friends or you thought were friends in high school or the ones you’ve worked with. There go you have this understanding that this can repeat its self-more than once in a life time.
Isaiah 47:15 And all your friends, those with whom you’ve done business since childhood, will go their own ways, turning a deaf ear to your cries.
Proverbs 18:19 An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.
How many times is this word used in the bible?
All variations of 'friend':
Friend - 52 times (36/OT, 16/NT)
friends - 49 times (30/OT, 19/NT)
friendly - 3 times (OT)
friendship - 2 times (1/OT, 1/NT)
NT = New Testament
OT = Old Testament
Networking is also is a way to go fishing and you have to be very good at it too. What am I saying, marketing is at its best with these formats and the best worm will get the biggest fish?
So once again let me reassure you that if you truly have hundreds or even thousands of friends you’re only a BSr!
With all this being said how can you really be a friend when it is required of you to be there in a time of need when you have to be in their presence to hug to hold to cry and share.