I am 25, over the last 20 years, I have had all types of "friends." The first 5 years dont count. The people that were there those 5 years will be there throught my life.. mom, dad and sis.
So the last 20 years I have made friends with different types of people. Some are worth keeping for a few decades, others a few seconds. Some are superficial, others are just super. Some keep lending, while others keep borrowing. Some call to say hi and others only when I am needed.
Many of these so-called friends weren´t real friends after all. Indeed, the word "friend" is one of the most misused words in the dictionary. It is so easy to be called a friend. Many people take advantage of it, group gathering and people being introduced and voila....you have yourself a "friend." Do they even know me well enough to know my email address.
They take the liberty of calling you "buddy" or "pal" or "dude." They start asking you personal questions, such as what you think of Anna Kournikova and isn´t she the best thing to happen to tennis since the invention of the ball? lol. How dare a stranger ask such personal questions.
Truth is, a good friendship takes years to develop. You have to invest your energy, your time and yes money into it as well. Through all this you eventually get something special, someone that you can relate to in a level beyond words. A friendship that will give you more job than playing the latest game on XBox or a Playstation. At least in the long run.
If there´s one thing I´ve learned about friendships, it´s this: It´s better to have one good pal than a thousand lousy pals. Good friends are worth their weight in gold.
Okay "friends" lets see the gold or cash will do just as well. ;-)