A wise old man with no teeth once said that everyday life is like trudging through a life-sized bowl of rancid clam chowder. He went on to explain that it's difficult to see because you've got clam chowder in your eyes and it's even more difficult to breathe being that the glue-like chowder is also in your nose, mouth, and lungs. To top things off, you're inundated by the smell of rancid dairy product.* But every once in a while this horrifying state of existence morphs into something bearable because the most wonderful miracle happens- you realize you're not alone in the rancid glue-like chowder. You find a friend!
So what makes a good friend? Well, everyone's different but most real friends have four key factors in common and if your friendship includes these then you've found a very beautiful thing:
*A wise old man with no teeth did not say this.