Being in a crowd does not keep us from feeling lonely. We all need people in our lives who give significance to our lives. Proverbs 18:24 says, A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. It is better to have one close friend than to have many superficial acquaintances. More importantly, instead of looking for a true friend, we must first strive to become one.