"One finger cannot lift a pebble" The Hopi Tribe quotes. It means that some task...no matter how easy...require teamwork or cooperation to accomplish. Friendships are important, but you want to make sure you build the right ones. I've heard some people say "Two heads are better than one" but we must make sure that one is not a mule head. Follow this 'to do list' and eliminate future problems.
1. Know the purpose of the friendship and give it time to build before you go all out.
2. Set boundaries; if you don't have standards before you get into a friendship, the friendship will create its own standards. Two friends with no standards equal a HOT MESS.
3. Evaluate your friendships: some people in life cannot go where you're going.
4. Do not compare nor imitate others, be yourself, unless you improvise and compromise who you are. "Insist on yourself; never imitate; your own gift, you can present every moment...but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous half possession" R.W. Emerson
5. Build friendships with others that know who they are and where they are going and don't mind if you come along.
Birds of the same feather flock together. You hang with the chickens you will be a chicken, you hang with the crows you will be a crow. Get the picture? Find an eagle friend and live on higher grounds. You will be glad you've listened to wise counsel.