When you're younger, a big group of friends seems ideal. And it can be; there's always someone to talk to when you're down and you're never left with nothing to do. But there are a few downsides too. Logistics are a nightmare, and don't even think of trying to organise a spontaneous night out with only a few days notice. Ain't nobody got time for that. Here are a few of the things that will ring oh so true if you're in a big friend group.
1: Group chats will ensure that your phone never stops beeping. EVER.
2: Ignoring your group chat can result in three missed fights, two awkward silences and three proposed outings.
3: There is more chance of hell freezing over than pleasing everybody.
4: People get jealous when they haven't been included in plans.
5. Finding seats for everybody can be awkward and sub groups will form. Awkwardness may also develop.
6: Your group chat is one big long embarrassing montage of screenshots.
7: Your blood boils when people have "seen" your message and chosen not to respond. Those blue ticks will haunt your dreams.
8: There is always someone to listen to you complain about life. Bad day? There's always someone to rant to.
9: You have so much patience because you're used to last minute plan changes. With that many people involved, it's inevitable.
10: Everybody gets involved in a disagreement when they don't need to, because everyone has an opinion and everything.
11: You'll learn that not everybody is your best friend.
12: Things will change and people will out grow the group and move on.
13: But its fine because you're not going to fall out with everybody, right? People change and that's okay.
14: You will have the best things to laugh about later in life with whoever is still around.
15: You learn that tighter circles are easier to handle and big groups, while great fun, can be a bloody challenge.