"And this is the point of the world you create with your best friends. There’s always a web of shared references, shared tastes, shared history. But if you’re lucky, what you and your friend have is not just a world of your own, but a way to disconnect from the demands and crappiness of the world at large. The need for status is hard-wired into how people relate to one another: we’re taught that it’s not enough to be cool or smart, that true power relies on convincing the world that other people are less cool or less smart than you are. And that’s especially true among women. But if you’re lucky, with your closest friends, you can reach a place that’s beyond hierarchy, a place where difference is not only OK but essential. A place where you can look at someone who’s nothing like you, and decide that they’re wonderful."
- Rookie » Heavenly Creatures