Now, having the right people around you is a huge call to make in life that you better get right when it comes time for you to choose friends, you need to pick the best possible people, the kind of people who will challenge you and not just agree with everything you say and do just so you continue to be their friend. Those people are a cancer! I see all of you people out there on Facebook and Twitter with thousands of 'friends' but that's not real, you don't even know the vast majority of those people. How many of them would be there for you with anything you asked for in a heartbeat? Barely any!
I can count how many true friends I have on one hand.
Think about that statement for a minute. True friends will be there ANYTIME for you, do ANYTHING for you and not expect anything in return.
We don't need all these hundreds and thousand of 'friends' we have on social networking sites (The most anti-social places imaginable). We used to live in tribes, small communities of around 100-150 with no problems. Now look at us, we blame society but we are society.
Ever find yourself forgetting peoples names? We all do, and it is because of a little known thing called 'Dunbar's number' which is a cognitive limit to the number of people we can maintain a stable social relationship with. Find out more here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar's_number
Finishing now with the most important friendship we will ever have, our partner, our boyfriend or girlfriend is the best friend we will ever have in life and that makes it even more important that you take as much time is needed, quality over quantity. Do not settle. Do not take the first option that throws itself in your lap. You will know when you have found the perfect mate, your soulmate, and then you will know true friendship.
Remember, your closest friends are a reflection of you, they speak for you when you're not around. People judge you by those around you, choose wisely and surround yourself with the best.
Fly your own flag