Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.

The art of honesty and friendship is a beautiful ballet. The deeper friendships will tolerate core truths to be discussed and considered whereas the more superficial friendships merely enable the exchange of trivialities.

Many a friendship has been eroded or outright decimated by the wrong exchange of information, or the lack of diplomacy therein.

But as one grows older, one slowly accrues a group of people with whom one can be as honest, transparent and vulnerable as one desires, always knowing that one is safe in the haven of that friendship.

The safety that comes from having a friendship that is that close is something every human being deserves to have. It seems trivial from the outside looking in, but from the inside looking out, knowing there is someone with whom you may really bare soul, adds immense value to one’s life.

This kind of friendship creates a mental sanctuary that is nurturing, enlightening, comforting, instructive and constructively critical when required.

I believe it is equally imperative for us to be this kind of a friend to the right people in our world as well. Create a sanctuary where someone can feel completely unjudged and welcome solely on the basis of what created the friendship in the first place.

There are so many layers and complexities to a valuable friendship, but the cornerstone to all of it comes from being completely honest and pairing that with tact so as to bring that honesty to light in ways that help to elevate a friend in need rather than tear them down.

All of us have frailties deep within, regardless of anything that is projected externally. Trusting another person with those frailties is a vulnerable choice to make in life, and when it is made appropriately, it can prove to be one of the greatest measures of wealth that any person could help to amass over a lifetime. 

I hope your day proves to be incredibly special🌈 

Perhaps use this message as a stimuli to send a nice text message to a deep friend in your world and make them smile today?

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!