“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”
As human beings we need friends. People we can love…ones who will love and support us in return. Those with whom we can laugh, and cry, and tilt at windmills. An existence without friendship would be very two-dimensional indeed.
But friendship can be a dangerous game.
You have to choose wisely who you let into your heart. Sometimes a poor friend is hidden beneath layers of deception, either purposefully or unconsciously, and her ruthlessness is only revealed when her back’s against a wall.
Strangers can hurt us, but those we call friends can wound us to our core.