Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.
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There is tremendous value in having a loser friend – someone far worse off than you, who is slightly in awe and worshipful of your life. You complain about this friend constantly and your other friends get annoyed and say, “I don’t get it. Why are you still friends with that person?”
So everybody has a loser friend, then? I thought it was just me. But there we go.