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  • In some rare cases no but in general I think we need friends, I consider my husband, mom and other family members (even the dog) to be friends along with my very few "outside" friends, they are very important to my happiness.
  • to be happy. i dont know about that but when your life goes to hell in a pink fuzzy hand basket you need good friends who are there to help not just along for the ride
  • They certainly help, but overall you could probably live life on your own. Maybe that could have been a question Robinson Crusoe asked Man Friday, on his random island all alone!
  • I dunno about you but I do. I love my friends. My family and friends is all I need.
  • Absolutely. I don't care how much you've got it together, sometimes you just need a friend to lean on or share your success with. My friends (including my husband and family) are extremely important to me, and I know that without their love and support, I couldn't be anywhere near as happy as I am.
  • It helps allot..lol
  • yes i think so. My husband does not think I need them but i get very depressed because I have no outlet in my life since my sister moved I really have nothing.
  • how could we be happy withouth?
  • Yes. Even Monks have their monastery. I have a large family and so they are my “friends”. So your family could be your friends. Even Thoreau came back home from his cabin in the woods after his writing was done.
  • Yes. We are a social people and need to interact with others. People with good friends and strong relationships live longer.
  • It's a good idea. There's just some thing you don't talk about with your spouse/partner, and if you do, well knowing other people who love you helps you get through alot. Besides, you need more than that pretty lady/handsome gentleman to throw a lovely party.
  • In my opinion yes, i believe complete seclusion can lead to a slight case of psychosis
  • yes = i believe that
  • Unless you are happy without friends. I have 1 friend and that is my gf. I would be happier if I had someone else, but that's life. Some people need friends, others don't.
  • Yes defo one true friend
  • I think so. Friends are what help you through the hard times in life. Relationships don't always last, but the friends stay. They're around for cheering up and talking to and crazy Mario Party sessions and whatever else. Friends are about as important, in my opinion, as family.
  • It depends on the person. I have a great husband and kids so I don't need anything else.
  • No. Friends ADD to your life and can make you happier, but you dont need them to make you happy in the first place. Only you can do that personally.
  • As long as I am my own friend...I don't need anyone..And I am the only one who can make me happy...So no I don't
  • No, but they help..i like having friends to talk to here and there
  • I most definitely say yes. You always need someone there to spend some time with if only to get a quick break away from everything/one else. To be able to pick the phone up real quick and say hello. To hear your phone ring and know that someone else actually cares and wants to talk to you. Yeah, you may have your family, or spouse. But family will always be there, a friend chooses to be your friend. I think it is a very good and healthy thing to have friends.
  • Yeah so I won't end up hating my family. Oops! Too late.
  • Yeah, I think you need to see how crazy the rest of the world is so you can feel ok about yourself :)
  • Some might say yes, and then others, no, but I know of one Friend that sticketh closer than a brother. I would say that you need at least one Friend to be truly happy!
  • I do. If you have problems with your family, your life, yourself at times, who else is going to be there?
  • I need friends. Without them, I feel my life is half empty. I cultivate and care for my friendships and they have kept me sane.
  • No, but it sure helps :)
  • No more than cooking needs spice but both add flavor to make both nice.
  • You need someone to share your life with.
  • You have "friends" so long as there is money, food,laughs and everything goes smooth. But as soon as things take a down turn then there are no friends. It's all fake. So, to be happy in life and be 100% stable I'd rather have no friends so there's nobody that may ever bring me down. Aquaintances are what I have, they are all expendable and it suits me way better.
  • Yes, I think so. "Without friends, no one would want to live," says Aristotle. He is entirely right. Everyone needs at least one kind of friend to keep them going!
  • Of course you do. You must be very young not to know this. Mating and Dating websites make millions a year because people have a need to connect. On the opposite side of the spectrum, solitary confinement in prison means no human contact. No radio, books, just you in the dark. This is highest level of punishment= solitary confinement. People like to share. That is why websites like this one is so successful. People need to connect and in doing so, if you collect a true friendship in doing so that is more valuable than money. I'd rather have a friend than a dollar any day, and I love money, okay. You only get a few true friends in life. When you find them, hold onto them. They are like oil is to an engine... the keep the engine rolling smoothly, helping to avoid a complete engine failure or breakdown. Just like the infant benefits in multiple ways from a loving parent, the adult benefits in multiple ways from a really true and good friend.
  • well i personally think that there just soo much trouble ndd to mcuh drama. i have a boyfriend; nd me and him fight all the time; i dunno bout us any more. also in my scool im popular; nd i just dnt kno what i would do with out him im in love with him; what do i do?! nd ii cnt find a truee friend. they all use me for money nd just cause i have hot guy friends. ii truly nd honstly dnt kno what to doo. someone help me.?
  • You may not need them, but your life will be much happier if you have them.
  • it wouldn't hurt.
  • I need my friends. I moved about 7 hours away from them last November, and now I spend a lot of time completely alone and miserable.
  • You dont,cause some people are better without.But it helps to have someone there for you and you there for them. I guess you could call it a bonus in life to have a friend.
  • No because some people you call your friends may not even be your real friends it can really disappoint you when you are in need. my opinion as long as i have family i could do without friends. I rather be alone than wondering if someone truly cares for me.
  • I can't speak for everyone, but I certainly do!
  • I do . I certainly do :)
  • Nah... But it's great to have someone (usually more than one) to share that happiness with. ;-)
  • Yes. lol!!!
  • Yes you need good friends, people who you can talk to when life goes bad...thats what you need around you always..

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