(Pro 18:24 KJV) A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
We all want friends. We assume this is a good thing. The first part of this verse seems to take a different point of view. The two translations are different. It is more clear in the NASB than the KJV but being consumed with friends can be destructive. The implication of the KJV is that friendships can dominate your life and usurp all our energy. The NASB says it can ruin you.
Friends can keep you away from church. Friends can make you neglect your family. Friends can make you late to work. Too much of anything is not a good thing.
So? Have friends but like everything else keep your balance.