For reasons we can never know fate brings friend to friend then leaves the rest to human nature.
The results are mixed.
While a few special friendships last a lifetime – the vast majority prove easier to leave behind.
Some take years to fade away – others end spectacularly.
Research shows that the quickest way to end a friendship is betrayal – the second-quickest – a canoe trip.
In fact we have to lose a few friends before we can appreciate their most important gift: the stories we share.
In hearing these stories you may begin to sense a deeper truth- that our friends and friendships are not as unique as we first believed.
They’re more like summer movies: the dialogue changes (kind of) but the plots and characters keep recurring.
Here’s a catalog of the archetypal friends that over the course of a life you’re likely to encounter again and again.
Source: The 19 kinds of friends