I know there will always be times when life is more of a challenge then other times. Does this equate to complex times? I do not think of it that way. During challenges, what is important to me is how I act or react to them.
I am not sure what you are asking regarding Virtual on-line friends compare to real-time friends. In my case they are the same. They are both nurture without difficulty. Those who I have friendships with share a lot of common interests, which actually are not all that common. It is a blessing to know people via the internet who share common ideals. My community is not limited by where a person lives.
I have had to simplify my life, due to losing everything I owned a few years after the death of my husband. This was a challenge, and the actions I have taken have given me a fantastic life, which is with very little material possessions. Life is only as complex as you make it.
These past few years I have adopted a simplified lifestyle, and I am not one who is in-line with the should of society. I am free now, and happy. Complex doesnt share space in my life.