You can live on your own, free to come and go as you please, and only interact with people you are comfortable with. You don't have to answer to others, alter your schedule or try to figure out where someone else is coming from but somewhere down this dusty road of life you'll realize that acquaintances are not really friends. It takes intentional time, effort, patience and proximity to develop friendships. It begins with getting together, sharing time - space - truths - faith & hope. It's easier to grow together when you get together.