I have 31 first cousins! I do not know all of them, and some I have never even met. When I was growing up I spent time with about 12 of them and 4 were like my best friends. Today I have no contact with any of them. During high school, I lost two, (my two best cousins), and when they walked past, I was nothing for them because they concluded that I "thought I was better than they were.." That wasn't remotely true, and I never did anything but try to be nice to them. I just happened to get a better education then they did.