A good friend always makes allowances for you to be your most authentic self. Even if you differ greatly in some ways. Even if you disagree on an important issue. Even when it seems your'e moving faster ahead towards your dreams and goals.
A good friendship leaves no room for jealousy and strife.
And no room for competition....Unless your'e playing Trivial Pursuit or chess, or Monopoly or tennis...
I love Alice Walker's statement on this topic: 'No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.'
Written by Hattie T. for a Friend.