Two students discuss whether it is better to have many or few friends.
Alice: Having many friends brings so much joy and variety to my life. There’s always someone to hang out with or talk to. I can explore different interests and hobbies with each friend. It makes my life more exciting. Plus, I can create incredible memories and have a strong support network. I can get help from my many friends.
John: Well, I actually prefer having just a few close friends. Quality over quantity, you know? With a smaller group of friends, I can build more meaningful relationships. I value having friends who can truly understand and support me. And I will do the same for them. It is easier to maintain strong friendships since I am splitting my attention and support between fewer people!
Sean Jung Director
1. According to John, why is it easier to maintain strong friendships with fewer friends?