People rarely talk about influencing yourself. It's actually very important.
Making friends should be based on two things:
- Love. A true friendship should be birthed from love.
- Genuine. Being your true authentic self in a non-negotable.
Making friends and influencing yourself should create an environment where everyone feels equally safe, physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Lastly, celebrate the winnings of each other, support each other. We must always remember that everyone is learning and we are all going to make mistakes. We forgive, we make amends and we do our best.