“To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue…gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.”
I’ve always liked what the great Confucius taught. His teachings are very popular among many Westerners the world over. Great people who you share time with never go away, they get better over time.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
– Book of Proverbs 27:17
In life, we “sharpen” each other which makes us stronger or weaker depending on who is doing the sharpening. This is why it is important to choose good people as your friends, otherwise you will end up as a dull person with no real ability to achieve the things you desire in your life. Friends can be a blessing or a curse; it all depends on your ability to choose the right people who care about you and can enhance your life as you do the same for them.