Friendship can’t be planned or forced. Either they’re meant to be or not. My friend Scott seemed loyal for a time, but the friendship gave way to have his needs met before everything else. Loyalty, even the concept and ideal of what it means to be a friend, can simply interfere with what one has to do. If the friendship remains, it’s not because of a conscious decision to keep it but rather from unexplained forces that throw you together with or without your consent.