I have been hearing this quote my entire life and it is garbage. I do not agree with this statement at all. I think you should keep your enemies close and your friends closer. You know where your enemies stand; so you are not surprised by anything that they do. Now your friends they are the one that are plotting secretly against you and your dreams (so called friends). I’ve never been discouraged by a hater but my closest people have been able to make me feel like I’m less of a man or my dreams couldn’t ever become a reality. Haters motivate! You love your friends and you believe in the things that they are telling you.
Sometimes your friends do not have your best interest at heart. You have to understand which friends’ love you even understand your flaws. Now sometimes we can come to our friends with an off the wall idea that makes no since. Then you have to understand hate and a reality check. Let not get that twisted but we do have friends that are just negative and always downing our hopes and dreams. Get rid of them. They are no good for you. But first talk to them let them know that you do not feel like they are not being a great friend and also the key thing is you need to let them know why. The last thing that you want to do is lose a good friend but if they aren’t being much of a friend then you need to let them go. Some people are in your life for a season.
Remember to Keep It GC,
Adrian “GC Smooth” Taylor
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“Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.” Proverbs 27:6
I think this is talking about the fake friend, the one who kisses you but who doesn’t have your best interests at heart. A true friend will tell you truths that hurt sometimes, but you can count on them to be real and be consistent.
We definitely need to have wisdom and as you say, limit the access certain people have to us if they haven’t proven to be faithful friends in the past.