A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others.
When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest form of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal in satisfying his vices. And it all comes from lying – to others and to yourself.
choose friends who are choosing you right back.
choose friends who are willing to get real in conversation.
choose friends who are making room for you at their table and willing to invest.
choose friends who lift you higher, let you relax — who make you laugh harder,
and who make you breathe a little lighter and come alive a little more.