By virtue of sometimes being a little too open-minded for my own good, I got this message earlier from a close friend:
Because yes, I admit, I am that kind of friend who supports my friends in any and every decision–even those society deems morally wrong–short of them deciding to commit suicide, that is. Gotta draw the line somewhere after all. You know. But someone do any of them wrong? Come on, let’s plan the bugger’s slow and painful death. Not. Or maybe, if there are mitigating circumstances. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Perhaps because of my own aversion to being constrained or restricted in any way, I treat with my friends in the same lenient way. While I don’t intentionally play the quintessential Bad Influence and actually do know the difference between right and wrong (most of the time anyway), I am not the type who’d try to talk them out of a decision they feel strongly about but that I know is wrong. I can only open their eyes to the consequences or make them see reason at the very least, but in the end I won’t intervene because it’s not my life and I therefore have no right to take any concrete action. That, and I know for a fact that some lessons can only be learned the hard way and who am I to stand in the way of their education? 😉
Don’t get me wrong, I am not a passive listener who just nods at everything my friends say. On the contrary, I am rather opinionated and wouldn’t hesitate to call out mistakes if need be. Or even rub it in if I’m feeling particularly bitchy. 😛 But bottomline is, whatever I say, no matter how much I tease or rant or disagree on the subject, my friends know that I got their back anyway. Because that’s what friends are for. 😀
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