As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
For those of us who do not live completely isolated from the rest of humanity–here we exclude only hermits, as even monks live in the company of others–we are granted every day the opportunity of hearing the feedback from instances of friction with other people. Friction perhaps comes with too negative a connotation. We use the word friction in human affairs as a synonym for conflict, but while all conflict is the result of friction, not all friction is conflict, at least not in the colloquial sense. Read more