Ask Paul B: Be The BEST FRIEND!

Dear Paul B,

Maybe I don’t know everything there is to know, but I do know how to be a friend. So many bad friends talk about me or others and then pretend that they didn’t say anything bad about someone. I hate that. I would rather be told to my face, rather than find out from other people. It makes me really mad, and I can’t trust people. I think people just can’t shut up and run their mouths too much. Isn’t that true? I figured you would know.

Lisa B


Dear Lisa B,

People of all ages tend to talk too much. Now with texting, people are constantly communicating with one another, and once again—-too much information. People need to just take a break and remember that “less is more.” It is just fine to hang out with someone and NOT totally obliterate someone’s reputation and speak about others in a negative fashion. I don’t cotton to people who smile and compliment me only to cut me to pieces two minutes later. With friends like that, enemies are not necessary! Be true to yourself, and do unto others…

I always tell kids that “if you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything.” Kapiche?

Paul B


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