“Friends, how many of us have them?” That’s the line from a famous hip hop song I listened to when I was a kid. It’s a killer song by the group Whoodini. But even better, it is still a killer question. Getting through life with killer friends is important. It’s difficult, but important. It’s dangerous, but it’s important. It’s draining, but worth it. It’s challenging, but needed. It’s tiresome, but invaluable. Are you sharpening iron with iron, doing life with a few people throughout decades (not months)? Find a friend you can walk through the tough times with. You will have them, and a great friend will keep you sharp when the heat and pressure is on.
Mattofact: Great friends do matter, and close friends are crucial.