Let me clarify:
Do you know who the people you can trust and rely on, and who trust and rely on you, who will be there when you need them and even when you don't need them, who you can call when you are sad or happy and in either situation, they'll be there?
Do you know who your best friends are?
The only true friends are best friends. A best friend is a person who you can tell secrets without being afraid that someday, they'll use them against you. A best friend is a person who tells you the truth, even if you don't want to hear it. A best friend is a person who can tell you secrets, who trusts you enough to tell you what they think and feel.
A friend is someone who doesn't override your company for other people. They include you in invitations to get together - they don't exclude you because you're not some part of a clique. They don't exclude you because one of their other friends doesn't like you - they'll ask you if you would want to come and warn you that the other person is there, and allow you to make the call.
Everyone has a different idea of what a best friend is. I don't know if anyone has ever, or will ever, consider me their best friend. The problem is, "best friend"ship is a two-way thing. If one person doesn't consider the other person their best friend, then it's not a best friendship. I may trust someone wholeheartedly and want to be there for them all the time, but if they don't consider me a good enough friend to trust and be there for or to be there for them, then I am not their best friend, and they can't be mine.
I'm beginning to wonder if best friends really exist outside of movies. TGW is my best friend, but he's also my husband, which I'm guessing makes it not count in most peoples' books.
How do you define "best friend"? What about "friend"? Or is everyone just kind of there, floating in a sea of "acquaintance"?