Originally posted on Interpreting the Cosmos:
Warning: Spicy words ahead. Read only when feeling ready for a friendly little uppercut from your old pal Justin.
In my twenty-first century American context, it seems to me true bonds of friendship are more and more easily dissolved. Oh sure, everyone has friends, as in 814 acquaintances on Facebook, 1,298 followers on Twitter, a few pals for going out to the movies or a bar on the weekend… but how many of those people can you call and trust they will really listen to you when you need them?