He is a true friend who stands by us in all circumstances, good, bad, or indifferent. On our happy days, many friends will gather round up and tell words of flattery. But when we have fallen on evil days, those summer or fair-weather friends will leave us. They will not share our misfortune. But a true friend will do his best to help us out of our adversity. So we can test the sincerity of a friend only when we are in distress. The proverb says that a friend in need is a friend indeed. Bees gather round honey of the flower. By chance, one bee got struck up in honey; other bees at once flew away without coming to the rescue of the distressed bee. They are false friends. They are selfish and not genuine companions. Such friends should not be trusted.