“Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.”
Everyone knows the way to get more friends is to give more good gifts. We all know that if you quit giving the gifts that a lot of them go away. This works for kind words also. Have you ever tried being completely honest with a friend when you feel uncomfortable about doing it?
A true friend should be honest with the ones he cares for. If they care for you, they will except what ever you tell them and thank you for the help. If they get mad and end the friendship then you know it wasn’t real, especially if they stay away after cooling off.
Start today separating the weeds from your harvest in life. Separate the wheat from the chaff.