I recently realized that no matter how many friends we have online when we are in dire need it’s our real life friends that pitch in and help us as with virtual friends there’s only so much comfort or guidance they can provide. I was once too proud that I had many virtual friends but reality slowly dawned after years. Now I maintain a balanced relationship between both. I am not totally against in having virtual friends. We do learn so much online but only when all is happy and well. Do share your thoughts?