Is it possible to have too many friends? According to British anthropologist Robin Dunbar (http://www.thestar.com/living/article/761237--british-researcher-asks-how-many-friends-can-you-have?bn=1), our brains can only handle 150 connections. Wow, 150? I can't even imagine calling that many people friends. Then I got to thinking.
I am a member of several writers' groups, most of them online, but I do get a chance to meet a lot of the people face to face at conferences. I have many things in common with these people, most importantly our love of writing and the effort we put into it to become better. We have similar interests and experiences. I feel close to these people. Are these people my friends? I think so.
So, maybe we can only handle 150 friends. I don't really know, but I'm not sure that I want to limit myself and my experiences so I'll just leave this debate as "Hmm, interesting" and continue to socialize as I've been doing - without counting how many friends I have.
What do you think about Dunbar's Number? Do you think our brains can only handle 150 friends?
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