Being honest may not always get you many friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones. – John Lennon
I’ve heard Jim Rohn say that you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
It’s also true that sometimes there are things you need to hear that most people won’t say – not even your “friends.”
That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with not only a mix of people, but a mix of good people. People that will call you out when it’s necessary. People that will ask you “What’s going on with you!?” when you’re doing something out-of-character or damaging, or lame, or weak, or hurtful, or…
The right people, and the right friends, will help you see your better self – your True self (even if doing so is uncomfortable at times). And they’ll support you in realizing the best version of your self (as you must for them).