A friend is someone that takes the time to get to know you and let’s you get to know them. Time is relative but friendship, in my mind, takes a few years to establish. A friend is someone who intrigues you, who makes you think while also making it almost effortless. Having a friend requires work, emotional work, however it doesn’t often feel like work. A friend gives balance in your life, giving and taking but not one without the other. A friend doesn’t judge you the person but can be trusted to weigh in on the wisdom of your actions and choices. A friend like this is special and should be treated so, which is why in life you don’t need nor can you  properly sustain more than a few friends. And that is how it should be.