Real Friendships

I read some statistic the other day that the average person generally has one best friend.  I thought this was interesting.  It got me thinking about what really determines a real friendship?

I know personally I had a lot of acquaintances and coworkers in the past yet very few real friends.  Then I realized that thought times are the test of friendships, they ultimately determine whether a friendship is real or just casual.

In bad times, when one is really down, he will often seek help from his friends.  Those who really help him out and help him get back on his freet are real friends.  Those who are too busy or “can’t” help for whatever reason are just casual friends.