Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: How do I come to know who is my true friend or who is not? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the thread.
Ask him to lend you some money. Tell him that there is an exigency and ask for a good volume.
If he lends you the amount without asking why you need it, he is a generous friend.
If he denies without even asking the need or problem, he is not your friend.
If he asks for the need of the money and says he can help through other means but not money, he is a clever Friend.
If he asks for the need and then decides to help you with money and other means, and keeps asking you about the problem every other day, he is a true friend.