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A True Friend Will Help You Arrive at Insight

Giving advice is an imitation of a function of a true friend. A real friend will not give you advice because advice does not help understanding, does not resolve anything, does not bring clarity. A true friend will help you arrive at insight about the situation, so that you yourself find out what’s the best thing to do. So a friend is there, is present, to help you understand, to expose what is there in yourself and thus to understand what the situation is, why you are behaving in certain ways and why the situation is as it is. When you understand it, naturally you will know what is the best thing to do. A friend does not give his own opinion and experience, and impose it on you. A friend helps you find your own solution.

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