“Let us also dare to give advice freely; for in friendship the authority of friends who give good counsel may be of the greatest value. Let admonition be administered, too, not only in plain terms, but even with severity, if need be, and let heed be given to such admonition. ” Marcus Tullius Cicero
Today I was feeling blue and thinking about friendship.
I’ve been seeing a few moms of my daughter’s little friends getting divorced over a crush for another man.
I’ve been hearing their respective “best friends” encouraging them to “live their lives”, to go out and party till dawn.
I’ve been feeling sorry for them and for their children.
Twenty years ago I was one of those children, and I used to think, and still do, that sometimes “bad friends” are decisive to talk a frail woman into taking the wrong path.
What do you think are a good friend’s duties?