What are they? I've been having a lot of trouble with this word lately.. I can't quite seem to pin down what the people in my life are to me at the moment. I've always seen a 'friend' as someone who is there for you, who you share your thoughts and problems with, hang out with, enjoy your time with and generally enjoy & support. But I have these people in my life.. people I can't categorize under my definition of what a 'friend' is. So then what are they? Some of them, I don't connect with, enjoy my time with, or see much unless it's absolutely neccesary. Others I've lost touch with but when we do talk we act like old pals. Certain people I meet up with every 6-12 months, but never share problems, never share thoughts; just enjoy the day and time we spend together. This isn't what I ever imagined a friend to be. So what are these people? They aren't colleages, or acquantances, or co-workers or school friends. They aren't my best friends, they aren't my family. What are they?! I don't have anyone I can honestly say fits the above description in my life, so I don't see myself as having any friends. Yet these people surround me, talk to me, hang out with me.. and I honestly cannot for the life of me, figure out how I'm supposed to take this. Do they see me as a friend? Should I call them my friend? Should I contact them more often and be a bit more, let's say, 'friendly'? But even through all that.. to say that they aren't my friends... that feelings like an injustice. Like I'm offending them and the good times we've shared. It's like I am saying they're nothing, but they're not. They are something. I just don't know what. So I ask you, what do you think a friend is? How would you define a friend? Do you have people in your life that you just can't place what they are? How do you and your friends treat eachother and what is your friendship like?