One of the most motivating reasons to have people in our lives that can speak honestly and truthfully to us is so that can be challenged in the ways that truly push us forward.
Otherwise, we can find ourselves sitting still for a very long, long time and realize that we haven’t progressed much (if at all).
Real friendship allows others to cut us deeply, to the core, making us uncomfortable in all the right ways. Questions that we might find offensive become strangely welcome, even if they are demanding and heavy.
When we might give flippant answers we find ourselves giving real thought to them and we may even surprise ourselves with the solutions.
See, it’s not so bad.