One can have so many online friends that they think they are loved. What they do not realize is that the online friends are not always there some are there because of their own interests. When it comes to real friends who will cry with you and be there for you, you will be lucky to have even five friends. If you don’t agree with this article, the surest way to find out is to ask yourself how many online friends know you in real life. The number may shock you. How then can these people make you feel loved or stick with you when they don’t even know you well?
If you were to fall sick or you got into an accident, would these same friends visit you or check on you? Would your absence on social media be felt? So many people are living fake lives on social media. People want connection but they are going about it the wrong way. How many people will post the truth about themselves on the internet and not get backlash from it? On social media you are expected to always be on your best behavior. There is no space for a bad hair day or even a moody day where you rant. Everything you do will be scrutinized and the feedback may not be what you expect.
If you want real friendships, you need to be connected to people. Visit your friends and find out how they are doing. Talk to people offline and create relationships. Do not think that you can survive with only your online friends. Real friends will not bash you for having a bad day. They will listen to you and help you cope. Real friends do not have to pretend that they are always happy. When you hang out with your friends, you don’t have to depend on how you look to be loved. Be confident enough to put your phone down and connect with people.