Originally Posted by MonoVCPHG
I don't adhere to the concept of all people being connected and am happy in that. Maybe how I relate to friends is an indication of how I relate to the world...hmmmm
If you don't want many friends and you prefer to prioritize your "free" or "spare" time to the ones you value most, that is your prerogative and no one else's choice to make but your own.
You don't "need" to do anything you don't need to do. If you want to go on a Buddhist Retreat where you don't speak to anyone, that's fine too. No one should feel like they "have" to connect with people just because they co-exist. Being a social butterfly is over-rated. You do not owe anyone a relationship (except maybe your kid because you helped create it).