By Zoe Eluekezi
Chalk Campus Correspondent
Even though "the more, the merrier" is true, "the lesser, the better" is even truer. As we mature, our circle of friends tend to get smaller. But, hey, don't feel bad about it; it simply means that we've come to a point in our lives where we've begun to realize who we can trust and who we can't.
Here, we list down the perks of having a small circle of friends in case you want to make an apt change in your social life.
1. There's less drama. Drama is petty, pointless, and a total waste of time, and having lots of friends usually mean more drama. But when your friend group is smaller, working out issues and ironing out differences becomes alot easier. Talking it out with each other is possible which means less chismis and secret-keeping. Besides, who needs more drama, when we have enough soap operas and reality TV shows, right?
2. It involves less stress. Starting new friendships does not just mean adding a new person, it also means adding their feelings, dreams, and issues. What are friends for, if not to bear each other's burdens, listen to them whine, comfort them, give advice and so on. When your squad is small, you don't have to bear the burden of the whole world on your shoulders. Life then becomes a whole lot easier for you.
3. You'll have more time. More time for who? For you and your real beshies of course. Now, you're no longer spending precious time on fake friends and their drama. This means that you'll have more time for the things and people that truly matter in your life.
4. You'll have quality friends. Having few friends makes it easy to know all of them in and out and build a stronger friendship. When you take the time to bond with someone, odds are you'll get a friend for life. You'll also be able to figure out those that are trust-worthy, dependable, and supportive at all times and discard the pretiontious ones.
5. You'll save more money. We just had to add this one. When you have different groups of friends, chances are you dragged to a lot of get-togethers and nights out that you have to spend on. If you have one close-knit group, then you don't have to go on multiple lakads, and you'll surely save your allowance!
Keeping your circle small doesn't mean you won't be friendly with everyone. Remember that it's certainly important to always be nice to all, while staying close to those friends who bring out the best in you!
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