Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. (Aristotle, ancient Greek philosopher)

The thought is a bit extreme, but current reports on suicides and attempted suicides are alarming. We hear of people who have a lot of this worlds goods and have achieved a degree of success and fame, yet take their lives. Apparently, having “all other goods” doesn’t bring satisfaction. Loneliness itself may be fatal. We must look not only to have friends but to make friends.

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends (Proverbs 11:30)