Which would be more difficult: having no friends at all but some family or have no family at all but lots of friends?
I guess that would depend on how well you get caking with your family. Having lots of friends could be a better option.
Real close friends are family, but i suppose the opposite could be said. If I had to choose I would go with the Friends. Friends you can choose, family is given to you.
Well, I don't really have any friends (in person), but I'm incredibly close with a large portion of my family. I'm fine with things the way they are.
Having a large number of acquaintances is fine. Although, I have a number of people I consider good friends on SoH. (=