A friend is defined as "a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard."
As we grow older, some dearly cherished friends will go. It will not help us or them to brood about their loss. The wise way to handle the situation is to follow Dr. John A. Schindler's suggestion in How to Live 365 Days a Year: "Whenever an old friend departs, seek a new one."
We should never allow life to subtract more friends from our list than we add to it by our own efforts.
Always keep making new friends, by showing a lively interest in the other fellow's interests.
As we grow older, we sometimes avoid exerting the effort of going out and meeting new acquaintances. But if we want to remain young in spirit, we must welcome every opportunity to meet someone new.