Subject of the thread came from here:
I Just Want to Have Friends - Television Tropes & Idioms
7 Reasons the 21st Century is Making You Miserable | Cracked.com
A probable reason this is so common in fictional media is the fact that a high amount of people consider themselves to have very few or no friends at all.* some studies have shown that the majority of people have at most two good friends while 1/4 of people don’t have anyone they would trust with a huge secret.
What do you think? In the world of Facebook and the like is it becoming harder to find true friends in a sea of acquantiences or is it just as easy to find real friends as it was say 40 or 60 years ago? What does friendship mean today? What does it mean to you? Do you think it still means what it used to mean? How many friends do you consider friends and what makes them different from the acquaintances that you know?