Will Smith did this awesome video about evaluating who your friends are. It is so important for everyone, particularly young people as they learn to navigate the world. I’ve been talking to my kids a lot about this over the last year. Each of them has had situations where they needed to examine aspects of themselves and the part their friends play in helping or detracting from that.
It applies to everyone though. As a young adult, mid twenties, I met a woman who was toxic to me. I was friends with her for a year and it was unhealthy. Sadly, I can’t say I became stronger and put boundaries in place. I just happened to move. I would handle that situation differently now, but I look back on that time and see all the red flags.
Friends are important. Choose wisely.
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