We all mistakenly call our acquaintances friends, but how many real friends are we lucky enough to encounter during a lifetime. A real friend shares your joys and well as your sorrows in a healthy and supportive way. Real friends do not rob you of your energy; they encounter yours with their own in perfect harmony and balance. Real friends encourage you during moments of challenge and challenge you during moments of indolence. Real friends allow you to see yourself and how you project yourself to the world.