Friendship is one of life’s most beautiful gifts. True friends are the people who have seen you at your best and your worst and yet still care about you enough to stick around, the people that comfort you in times of grief and celebrate with you in times of joy, and the people that you can turn to when you don’t know where else to go. “Friendships” based on wealth or power will wither and die as soon as the wealthy or powerful person faces a change in circumstances, because their “friends” are only out for selfish gain. Genuine friendships, though, they are not determined by social status or financial security. They are built to last a lifetime.