1. When you’re feeling down, they make you feel better
2. You have someone who will accept you no matter what, and it makes you feel good.
3. It’s much easier to go through something with someone else
4. They help you figuring out what your values are, either through a bad friendship or a good friendship.
5. They help you learn to accept new things
6.They help you get out of your head and give you a new perspective
7. You can be brutally honest with each other when need be
8. You guys can be fabulous together
9. They can help you to learn how to deal with conflicts
10. They can help you figure out what you want in a partner
11. Banding with friends can help you effect social change
12. You get to learn how to be a good friend