"According to the Great Work, a friend is one in which you support and encourage the other's expansion in either the mind or the spirit. Otherwise they are people you are sentimentally attached to because they would eat cinnamon bun with you. And they will say 'Hee, hee, hee! Aren't we having fun?'. Drug addicts do the same thing. Drug addicts want to be around people who will support them and be away from real friends. Do you know why? Because it feels good...No one ever cried striving for excellence."