Kim left an article for me to read this week about peer pressure and etiquette by Monica Irvine of The Etiquette Factory. Supposedly it was for me to help the kiddos, but the insight of the article was compelling for me personally. The article was comparing negative peer pressure and etiquette, and Monica links peer pressure and friendship. She defines a true friend as:
- someone who helps us want to be our best selves.
- someone who would never allow us to participate in a behavior that would be detrimental to us without warning us.
- someone who loves us and wants the best for us.
- someone who would never coerce or try to influence us to do anything that would go against our core values and principles.
Although the rest of the article was great, I wondered how many people feel like they do not have a true friend – someone who is a life “go-to” person.
Besides your spouse, who has been a true friend to you in your life? I would love to hear what makes them a great friend. Shout out to them in the comments below.