A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. – Baltasar Gracian
All of us have been blessed with intelligence and thinking capability. It is upon us to utilize it correctly. Life teaches us lessons that tell us what is right and what is wrong. It is on us to take the right path and keep bettering ourselves as much as we can.
As we move along in the journey of life, all of us make friends and enemies as well. It is upon us to understand what we are going to make of these relationships. It is known that intelligent and wise men do not fear their enemies but track their whereabouts and predict the harm that they could cause them.
They make plans to dodge these problems by trying to truly understand the motives of these enemies. Wise men do not fear criticism and use it to get the energy to outdo themselves. This keeps them ahead not only from their enemies but also in life in general.
A man is known by the company he keeps. A person who acts foolishly also keeps a similar company. This kind of company will only degrade themselves as people. It is because such people will always have clouded thinking and never work hard to proceed in life.
Thus, people who are foolish will never be able to benefit from the friends he or she has. It is thus very crucial that one assesses their thinking processes from time to time so that they can think wisely and with empathy to the various situations that comes their way.