in psychology class i learned that an aspect of having friends is how available they are. if someone is around a lot, then the more likely you are to be friends with them. sadly, as i look back on the past few years, i have seen some AMAZING friendships dwindle because we just aren't close.
now, not that i don't agree with the liberal psychological scholars of our day, but is availability just an excuse to not keep tabs on old friends? shouldn't we desire greatly to keep in touch with loved ones no matter where they are? or, do we really need friends physically present in order to maintain good, lasting friendships? or am i just a bitter person needing a place to vent her thoughts?
the latter is probably the answer.