Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Utah, USA
Language: English, a little Japanese, Java, C#, C++
I think most people feel this way at some point, but especially introverts. I always ever wanted just one person who knew and understood me really deeply, who would accept all my flaws and enjoy spending time with me anyway. Having multiple friends made me feel uneasy because I didn't like having to divide my time and attention, and I didn't like being around multiple people at once.
But at some point I realized how unrealistic that is, at least as an adult. I think kids manage to find that kind of friendship because kids are relatively simple, in terms of typically not having strong views with regards to things like religion, politics, sexuality, etc. After you grow up it becomes far less likely that you'll find someone you mesh with that closely. Adults also tend to have more ulterior motives for friendships, whereas at least young kids typically don't.
I also realized at some point that I could be that friend for myself. Maybe that sounds crazy to some people but it works for me.
"Asking 'If there is no God, what is the purpose of life?' is like asking 'If there is no master, whose slave will I be?'" - Dan Barker