Hello, I am a very introverted person and usually enjoy one or two close friends. My whole school life I perhaps had just 2 or 3 close friends. In college ofcouse I lost in touch of them and was all lonely. But it didn't mind me. I was busy in my studies and enjoying it. This month I had my vacation and visited my cousins after a long time. My sisters showed such love and care for me that now that I returned home I feel a growing urge to have some close friends, hang out and share things. I don't know why I am no longer happy with no close friends and no social life. I want to return to my previous state when I was happy alone. Is it really important to have close friends?