Freedom is an underrated accomplishment for many. In spite of the limitless reach of mind and thoughts, so many are still shackled by their environment and memories of past experiences. I believe a Friend is always the one window to the world around us intellectually stimulating as well as keeping one's feet to the ground at the same time.
While growing up, I recollect that all the best memories are those, which are shared with a friend. Even though the quote says "A friend in need is a friend indeed", Friends can meet in the most unexpected ways.
According to a quote in the great Mahabharata, "Your spouse is supposed to be your best friend.". Growing up, I find it making friends is a bit different and sometimes tougher, not sure if it is the same with other's too.
Very first, you should be your own best friend to keep sanity and be a better person. I would recommend having an imaginary-friend then be void in living.
Recommended Reading :
1) Mama Diaries
2) Between the Keys - Note: Adult Content
3) Word Splash
4) Emotional Regulation