Have you ever noticed that in tv shows, books and movies, all forms of pop-culture really, there are never big groups of friends? In more cases than not, the main characters hang in a group of three, usually comprised of two girls and a guy (or two guys and a girl).
Hannah Montana – Miley, Lily and Oliver
iCarly – Carly, Sam and Freddie
Unfabulous – Addie and two best friends that I can’t remember the name of
Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide – Ned and two best friends that I can’t remember the names of
Harry Potter – Harry, Ron and Hermione
Lizzie Mcguire – Lizzie, Gordo and Miranda
Being Indie – Indie and two best friends that I don’t know the name of ‘cos I’ve only watched it once
Dreaming Of Amelia/All Other Books In That Companion Series – Em, Cassie and Lydia
See what I mean?
And if they’re not hanging out in groups of three, they just chill with one best friend, like Alex and Harper in WOWP. You never see big groups of friends chilling, which seems to be all you see in real life. Don’t get me wrong, big groups aren’t necessarily bad, but there just seems to be so much more, i dunno, intimacy and tightness between smaller groups. You get to know each other so well, and do things that are impossible in a larger group. Also, in a larger group you’re always going to have your favourites anyway, so why not just break off. At my last school I was in a group of five girls from my year, but lots of other randoms from other year as well, and it wasn’t too bad, but at my new school the group I’m sitting with is freaking massive. I’m talking I haven’t even met half of them yet, and I’ve met at least ten or fifteen. It’s not so bad, it just well, as I mentioned before, seems to lack closeness.
I would happily go about life just hanging with one or two best friends (and having lots of others that I don’t sit with), but maybe that’s just me. Do you prefer large or small friendship circles?
frangipani princess xoxo