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Do I need a friend?

There was a man all alone;
    he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
    yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,
    “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—
    a miserable business!
Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:8-12
            Solomon, the wise king, gave us a number of reasons why we need a friend in Ecclesiastes chapter 4
            Verse 8 – we have someone to share our victories and wealth with. 
            Verse 9 – we work stronger and smarter in groups of two or more.
            Verse 10 – we have someone to pick us up when we fall.
            Verse 11 – we have someone to comfort us and keep us warm in this dark, chilly world.
            Verse 12 – we have protection and someone to watch our back.
            What prevents people from getting friends? 
Selfishness.  “I can do this myself.” 
False compassion.  “I don’t want to trouble anyone.” 
False perspective.  “Nobody can help me.”
To get friends, be a friend.  Be these things to others and people will want to bond closer to you.