I heard someone give advice on how to know who your real friends are. And consequently, how to know if you are a real friend to someone.
He said that your true friends are those who are genuinely happy when you are at the top of your game. Let's assume that you win $100 million in lottery. Who of your friends will be genuinely happy for you?
Now, let's switch the story.
If your friend wins, would you be genuinely happy for him or her? Or would you wish that it happened to you instead?
It's interesting to me that he did not mention friends who commiserate with us during our trials. I suppose it's different to empathize with someone experiencing a storm and to celebrate when one is having his parade. And that's what he said separates the genuine friends from the rest.
What do you think?
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