here is a simple diagram of how i view friendships and acquaintances
the black circle represents my life from birth to death.
the red circle represents someone that i remain friends with for my entire life.
the other circles represent various people i've "met along the way" that played some role in my life. maybe childhood, highschool or college friends.
some circles are larger and play a more prominent role in your life while others are smaller and were only in your life for a very short window. in reality there would be hundreds if not thousands of circles of various size.
and each of those circles would have their own set of circles for people that played roles in their lives. it was just something i thought about when high a couple months back about how to visualize all the people i have come to meet and know in my life.
like i mentioned in my last post, many many acquaintances but few true life long friends. i guess i'm kind of a drifter eh.