I was told to record what he had to say for whenever I need to up my spirits. I was told that as you get older, people get wrapped up into different things, start having different interests, goals, plans for their lives. People start maturing way faster than others ever could, and that you shouldn’t hold them accountable for that, and maybe you shouldn’t argue with them about their actions, just let things be and move on. “You’re better than these people. The way they treat you, Alexis. You do everything you can to keep people a part of your life, everything you can to make others happy. You abide by everyone else’s rules, and you go out of your way to do things that most people wouldn’t even think of doing for others, it wouldn’t even come across most of their minds. You care too much about these people that do nothing to earn such kind efforts. Stop doing that. It’s wonderful you care about people to such an extent, but stop. Learn to let go of some people. People may become angry with you for not giving them a solid reason for your disconnection with them, and some may even start to pick a fight with you about it. But you don’t owe these people anything. Not explanations, arguments, none of that. Why? Because they do nothing for you. If you can think of the last time every single one of them have done something as kind as you have for them, let me know, but until then, let them go. You don’t need their negativity in your life, and I promise you, they will pull you down and they will do everything to make sure you stay at their level of success, but you can reach past those boundaries, but only if you allow yourself to. The next time you think someone is worth your time, make sure you never allow anyone to become too close to you. If they become too close, they become too comfortable. When they become comfortable, they start thinking your business is their business and they will do whatever they want with such business. They will spread it like wildfire, use it against you, do everything they can to make sure you stay at their level and that you’re never ahead of them. It’s okay to go out and have fun with people and be associated with them. But NEVER settle for anything less than what YOU want. Why do you think I only have one friend? I don’t need other people to make me happy, and I’m telling you right now Alexis, you don’t need anybody either.” And it was probably the most eye-opening talk I’ve ever had with anyone on this earth.