A “best friend” may put up with your crap, but a “true” friend will tell you when you’re full of crap.
Years ago, Dave Howe showed that he was a “true” friend and called me on my crap. True friends know the best you and are willing to help you with adjustments.
Important lesson #1: you have to give your friends authority to call you on your crap. That way you’re not offended, but reminded of the pact you made with them to call you on your crap.
Important lesson #2: true friendship/personal growth happens when you “want” your friends to call you on your crap.