#63 Jordan Ariel, minor but yet important contribution I hope - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark B.
    • 18.02.10 | 00:52 (IST)

    I wish that was true, but people do actually choose their friends to affirm for themselves what they think they are. It has been concluded in scientific surveys that most people chose friends who are intellectually, socially and financially not bigger than they are because that hurts most people and offend their self-esteem, so it was concluded. The expression was once spoken to me by my father but it was: "show me your friends and I will tell you what you are". He wanted to teach me something about decency, honesty, loyalty, respect and the importance of being a Mensch I still (wishfully) think.

    from the article: U.S. lawmakers in Israel 'puzzled' by Ayalon boycott
    First published 17:31 17.02.10 | Last updated 20:04 17.02.10
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