“Adversity will introduce a man to himself.”
People come and go throughout your life. Be very careful about the fair-weather friends who come while the times are going great for you. They’ll all show up when you have it all and will ditch you as soon as you experience some hardship. Loyalty is rare today and cherish the ones who are real. It’s so hard to find authentic people in a world full of fakes. I just finished up at college and the number of kids who try so hard to fit in with the crowd. They all love to use you for what you have and will tear you apart when you do not have much. It’s critical to find people who will be there through good and bad times. Keep your circle small.
It’s easier to fit in, wear the mask, and be a fraud. There are plenty of fake people out there who give a good talk. Watch their actions as they will reveal who they truly are. Walk the talk. Stick to the ones who are by your side when you go through the mud they are real. Be wise in who you decide to spend your time with as you cannot take back time. Be careful who you trust and allow into your circle. You’re lucky to have 2-3 committed, loyal friends who will be by your side no matter what.
If your friends are not supporting you and encouraging you to win then you have the wrong group of people around you.