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AN ANTIDOTE TO CHAOS- Rule 3

Make friends with people who want the best for you

Here’s something to consider: If you have a friend whose friendship you wouldn’t recommend to your sister, or your father, or your son, why would you have such a friend for yourself? You might say: out of loyalty. Well, Loyalty is not identical to stupidity. Loyalty must be negotiated, fairly and honestly. Friendship is a reciprocal arrangement. You are not morally obliged to support someone who is making the world a worse place. Quite the opposite. You should choose people who want things to be better, not worse. It’s a good thing, not a selfish thing, to choose people who are good for you. It’s appropriate and praiseworthy to associate with people whose lives would be improved if they saw your life improve.

wraitha ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death.

thaws(of ice, snow, or another frozen substance, such as food) become liquid or soft as a result of warming up.
upholsterysoft, padded textile covering that is fixed to furniture such as armchairs and sofas.

frostbiteinjury to body tissues caused by exposure to extreme cold, typically affecting the nose, fingers, or toes and often resulting in gangrene.
Arctic fox
exoskeletona rigid external covering for the body in some invertebrate animals, especially arthropods.
nihilista person who believes that life is meaningless and rejects all religious and moral principles.
trudgedwalk slowly and with heavy steps, typically because of exhaustion or harsh conditions.
deliquent(typically of a young person) tending to commit crime, particularly minor crime.
prairiea large open area of grassland, especially in North America.
halfwita foolish or stupid person.
sidekicka person’s assistant or close associate, especially one who has less authority than that person.
cynicalbelieving that people are motivated purely by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
croniesa close friend or companion.
bolsteredprovided with padded support.
sloughedshed or remove (a layer of dead skin).
egregiousoutstandingly bad; shocking.
indeliblyin a way that cannot be removed or forgotten.
grapevinea vine native to both Eurasia and North America, especially one bearing grapes used for eating or winemaking.
telltalerevealing, indicating, or betraying something.
faringperform in a specified way in a particular situation or over a particular period.
wretched in a very unhappy or unfortunate state.
gourdout of one’s gourd — out of one’s mind; crazy.
exacerbatingmake (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
psychoticrelating to, denoting, or suffering from a psychosis.
impetusthe force or energy with which a body moves.
tyrannicalexercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.
naivetelack of experience, wisdom, or judgement.
vanityexcessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements.
sojournerA sojourner is a person who resides temporarily in a place.
transgressionan act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offence.
muddlednot arranged in order; untidy.
aspersionsan attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something.
shirksavoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility).
trivialof little value or importance.
ragingcontinuing with great force or intensity.
salutary(especially with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant) producing good effects; beneficial
promiscuityhaving or characterized by many transient sexual relationships.
pristinein its original condition; unspoilt.
Words from Rule 3

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