on friendship in the ‘new’ world
Not all friendships are mean to be life long- it's a friendship or it is an aquaintence; those words really are not interchangable if both can not be true at the same time.
If you are lucky enough to have a life long friend, or real, true friendships- keep stoking those fires, cherish those ties, and be able to recognize without excuse the two.
The difference between the two can truley be life or death, or your sucess v your failure. Use the word friend the correct way in your life and save yourself heartache, general hurt, and possibly your very belief systems.