I don’t think so. I personally, prefer not to be very closed friend with anyone at work as there always exists professional politics. If we try to make good friends at work and time reveals their original faces, it hurts. So better to keep some distance. In my opinion, we need to be regular, punctual, and zealous as far as our duties are concerned. If we have there qualities, then they will be liked by everyone and everywhere. That said, if we have good understanding with someone we should be friends then as sometimes people need someone to take the monkey off their shoulders.
A2. Well, such people prefer to stay back in their childhood. I mean, keeping in touch with their childhood friends help them recollect those sweet memories when they would talk and play together for hours on daily basis. Also, that friendship reminds them of their unconditional love and attachment to each other. People have great association with childhood friends which is quite unique. Having a childhood friend is no less than a blessing as through that friend our present gets connect to our past.
A3.No, not at all!
The difference between a lot of acquaintances and close friends is crystal clear. Close friends are like family to us but acquaintances are just some people who are familiar to us. We stay in touch with close friends and keep them posted from time to time whereas those who are just familiar to us do not get connected to us more often. Sometimes we talk to them and other times we don’t. I mean, close friends are much more important than simple acquaintances.
A4. Yes, of course. People make friends in no time through surfing internet. Everyone has many friends on their lists, but there can be hardly any true friend. This quantity increased at the cost of the quality.