As I type the word friendship just now, I see it as a ship of friends, a Friend Ship. I like it.
From I Am A Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter.
But our glory as human beings is that, thanks to being beings with brains complicated enough to allow us to have friends and to feel love, we get the bonus of experiencing the vast world around us, which is to say, we get consciousness. Not a bad deal at all.