If I made my journal friends only, how many people would crawl out of the woodworks and want to be added? I know there are people out there reading..
But I'm not even considering such a thing. I don't like friends only journals. You never know what they are going to be like until you are in a mutual friending (in the vast majority of cases), and there's the chance of the person getting offended if you remove her when you find out she wasn't that interesting after all.
And of course there's the fear that not a single person would ask to be added.
My thoughts stray back to not that many entries ago, when a random person I had never talked to said "yes you do think too much" and.. initially I felt a little offended.
And I realized that if one of my friends had said that, it would be different. Why is that so? Because I'd then know it was said in good nature.. which was most likely the case then too, emphasised by the smiley at the end of the message.
I think there are times when I don't give people the benefit of the doubt, or even half a chance.
I avoid, postpone, procrastinate, when there's something I don't want to do. Cowardice, or self defense? But then the purpose of cowardice is to keep oneself safe..