Once you become an inspired soul, people want you in their lives because they get inspired with your presence, your passion, your perseverance.
But most often people don't realise that your reservoir of inspiration depletes if your company of friends doesn't have similar inspired folks in it. Crazy big dreams, absolute courage and discipline inspire me, for instance, and it's hard to find such people. This is perhaps the only reason I have very few friends outside work — those who I had the privilege to find and nurture — in Bengaluru.
I'm extremely protective of my inspiration. Since I already have my own set of inspired friends who subtly push me to pursue my personal dreams, I'm very wary of making new friends & knowing new people. I cannot stand people who complain and whine about how horrible their life is. If you can't fix it yourself, there's nothing anyone else can do. You become a burden for your circle. It becomes a task to remain in touch. I consciously befriend books over people, hence, for they never complain, always inspire. And perhaps that's why I write, so that even if we can't be friends, my words can be an inspiring friend to you.