In my thinking about yesterday's post I came up with a fundamental question that was pretty hard to answer. What makes people become friends? If you think about it, it's really a remarkable thing that 2 people can form that bond of friendship. It has to be a mutual thing, of course. I could find someone very interesting, but if they don't share that feeling, no friendship will develop. Like I wrote yesterday, friendship is a 2-way street. If it's not mutual, you end up with a stalker or you will end up being exploited. I guess that's why I tend to be as open as possible. While you expose yourself to risks, you also expose yourself to a wide range of people who share similar interests, feelings, goals, etc.