Lots of wisdom sown in a 4-minute read, Genius. I agree with you on all points. I'm glad you're friend found the road to recovery. I think this, too, is why relationships aren't "easy"--they push us to grow into our higher selves. I know over 18 years, my husband and I have evolved a lot. And, we still are. Funny world, huh? Love how you keep making Socrates and Shakespeare relevant. That's pretty dang cool.