Thursday, March 21, 2013

True Friendship Requires Truth

Friends are very much like gems, you must remove a lot of rubble to discover them. Like a gem, friends are precious because they are so very rare. The friend is the one who is left after all the others have left, so they are acquired by a process of attrition. A friend will be able to dislike or misunderstand your ideals and still value you. Never be afraid to look a friend in the eye and say, "I disagree. I love you anyway, but I disagree." Be polite, be clear, and be true. You have nothing to lose. If the friendship can't survive your differences, it won't survive anyway. Losing a real friend is actually hard to do and is as rare as friendship itself.

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