Friends are the family you get to pick. They are conveyers of unconditional love. They are supportive and informative and entertaining. They make you "Come to Jesus" even when you don't want to. They are teachers, psychiatrists, and nags. They are the best parts of you reflected back. They are amazingly loyal and caring. They have your back, won't screw you over, but will have to talk about you behind your back when you "be crazy" because, otherwise, they'd never know how to "talk you down." Friends risk anger and wrath to help us be the best we can be.
Friends are like the force — filled with life and good to have with you in times of trouble.