Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Friendship Paradox

Recently I have had good reason to think about why I have the friends I have. I mean, I am not really a social person. I can't stand most people I meet. Well thats an extreme reaction. Let me rephrase. I don't like most of the people I meet.

Even worse, most of the people I meet don't like me. Yeah big surprise isn't it :) But the point is, I really like my friends. Yes there are a few people who for various reasons do not pretend to not know me anymore. God bless them!

So in my endeavour to figure out where my friends would land in a Venn diagram I headed over to Graph Jam. And the following is the result...



So now we see, its a very narrow band of people I can be friends with. Which means my friends are a very limited resource. Limited resources by definition become very valuable :)
So to all my friends, you know who you are, wherever you might be, if you ever do come across this post, Thank You! for being there for me!

8 comments:

Neo said...

:)

Nithya Ravi said...

blessed to belong to that narrow space in the venn diagram and as I was telling someone else, you make me feel very loved. So Muahs to you and our friendship

Nithya Ravi said...

blessed to belong to that narrow space in the venn diagram and as I was telling someone else, you make me feel very loved. So Muahs to you and our friendship

Floydified said...

:) Cheers to the love and the mutual tolerance. We have identical annoyance boundaries and patterns which means we can neither annoy each other or be annoyed with each other! Love ya!

Henri said...

Ok, I am one of the people who refuse to know you anymore. But there are some things I can't stand, for e.g. women being called "cow" or "aunty" - I think there are more creative ways of showing affection and friendship :) Just a thought.

♥ Braja said...

Found you via Black Box....and glad I did :)

Vandana said...

now the big question is how do your friends know that they are really your friends...cuz since the margin of those who can really be your friends is so restricted, it is important that you tell your friends that they belong to this privileged club :)

Living with Denial said...

sad to know you have to be friends with people who annoy you and whom you in turn annoy. why dont the both of you find some others?