*We cling to stuff, sometimes for years, before we throw it away. Our basements and closets are filled with junk that we lack the strength to cast off. We often cling to people we despise for much the same reason, but holding on to toxic humans is way more harmful that wasting space.
*When children are happy, they can banish your own sadness. But when they are miserable, they’ll drag you along too.
It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.