Real friends vs Facebook friends

“Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies.”

I consider myself fortunate to have real friends. No, I haven’t needed any bodies moved lately (though the day is young.)

Even though I have a lot of online connections/acquaintances/colleagues I only have a few real friends online.

What’s the real definition? Reciprocity.

Real friends:

  • actually know you and you know them
  • take your phone calls and you take theirs
  • refer you to other people and you refer other people to them
  • help you out and you’re happy to do the same

Now, I think it’s okay to have real friends and online acquaintances I call Facebook friends. I just think we should know what the difference is.

Especially if you need a body moved.



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