Right. I completely agree. However, if every single person I had come to know in the past few years was absent-minded and forgetful, I would begin to suspect that it wasn't just an issue of a few individuals doing that by nature, wouldn't you? In the exact same way, I used to think that it was just the individuals who were that way by nature, but when my experience has been the exact same across the board for several years, with countless individuals, that's what is making me think it is more than a personality quirk on their end. Earlier you mentioned something about how the word "friends" is overused when people usually mean "acquaintences", and I strongly agree. These people are not "friends" to me, they are acquaintences, and I am, though my actions, seeking to deepen these relationships into friends. So they are neither good friends nor bad friends, they may simply be acquaintences who don't have the time, emotional energy, or interest in becomming closer friends, and that's okay. However I wouldn't think that everyone would be included in one or more of those categories, and over the years in my experience everyone I know and have met has turned out to be so. That's what I don't understand. That's what I'm confused about, that's what I'm trying to fix. For a long time I thout it was just a matter of individuals, that the right ones would come along eventually and all would be well. But it's been so long and I've known so many people that it seems there is a greater disconnect at work here and that's what I'm trying to break through. And, just as a premptive note, I have come flat out and asked, "Are you interested in deepening this relationship? Because I could really use another friend." I'm frank like that, because I'm desparate. I mention it lest you get the impression that I'm trying to manipulate with hints and actions, because nothing could be further from the truth.