I have come to realize that my friends are the only people that you can truly rely on in life. They are the ones that are there for you no matter what. I know there are people that have tough times with friends, like on the reality show "The Hills" the poor girl can't seem to keep a friend. Socrates wrote
"Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant."
I think he means that we should be careful who we choose as our friends. I have 3 roommates that mean the absolute world to me. One has been my best friend ever since 4th grade. She is absolutely amazing and has an enormous heart, I honestly think she would do anything for me. Although we have fought on the occasion throughout the years it has only brought us closer. And when you are going through a hard time it is your friends that you have to lean on.
"Fate Chooses your relationships, you choose your friendships."