Recently I read someone's blog post about virtual friends as opposed to "real" life friends. The person writing seemed to be of the opinion that they are less significant. I totally disagree with the writer, who also has a Best Friend Forever AKA "BFF" whom she believes is more important than any of her other friends.
I wonder what she will do if the Universe suddenly and without warning decides to take her BFF out of the picture? Will she simply collapse from lack of support or will she go on as if it didn't matter. I suspect she will gladly accept the support of those loyal and trusted friends whom she considers less important at the moment. Life is interesting isn't it with all its little lessons?
As for those virtual friends, I love them all! Through internet connections I have friends from all over the world in all age, economic and religious brackets. I would never have been able to connect with these souls in my former life as an ordinary wife and mother.
I will probably never meet the majority of these people in person, but it isn't really necessary. Our connection is spiritual and goes beyond the earth's boundaries. Generally speaking they give me much more support than most of my "real" friends and relatives do and I wouldn't trade them for anything.
My vote is for Virtual Friends! <3 <3 <3