(no not the TV show...)
Today a friend of mine asked me if I was friends with Steve and Leesha. When I said I was, he replied "O: LUCKY!" I just kinda shrugged. I mean, I like Steve and Leesha, and I love their show. But we never play together. So that got me thinking...
What is a friend?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a friend thus:
Main Entry: friend
Etymology: Middle English frend, from Old English frēond; akin to Old High German friunt friend, Old English frēon to love, frēo free
Date: before 12th century
1 a : one attached to another by affection or esteem b : acquaintance
2 a : one that is not hostile
3: a favored companion
— be friends with : to have a friendship or friendly relationship with
Hmmm, well that really doesn't apply to this day and age. "Friend" is let me add you on facebook so I have a collection of people that I'm mildly interested in at my finger tips.
Of course that's not always true, I know some real gems on wizard101. People who I would be honored to know in real life.
I know, I know, you're all saying "So where are you going with this Heather?"
I guess my point is, that adding people as "friends" doesn't really matter. You have to BE a friend. Can we all try to BE more and add less? I think we would all be happier that way.
I am not going to "Add" any more people. Lists don't matter to me, what I'm really interested in is people and people I care about, and who care about me.
My two cents.