When we were little, a friend could simply be someone who played with us. Perhaps it was someone who liked what we liked. There weren’t really any requirements.
But as we get older, our definition of a friend starts changing. People who we hang out with are not necessarily our friends anymore. Our standards become higher and people have to start earning our friendships.
Everyone’s idea of a friend could vary. However, I believe that the qualities of a true friend is pretty much standard for all of us.