In many ways I am not a good father. As I am gentle by nature, I let my daughter get away with diva antics. I reminded my daughter that true friends are rare and you take care of those first. Things have not been going well with the economy. As times get rough people you thought you could count on barely know you. Many are not in a position to help others are fair weather friends.
It is a bitter lesson most of us learn sooner or later. As a kid you think your friends are always there for you. You live for their approval, but in reality they are but passing memories who drift into and out of your life.