Keep your friends close and your enemies closer!
It hit me like a ton of bricks. I would not in a million years have thought that the person in question could be that ruthless or sinister. He didn’t look like he would hurt a fly. How many times must we be reminded that looks are deceiving? So when a colleague told me that Mr. Doe had robbed her blind and wiped out her bank account, I was flabbergasted; speechless to be exact!
How did it happen? He was her close friend, business colleague, and confidante. Apparently, he became too close for comfort; she let down her protective shield. As such, she subjected herself to carelessness. “Familiarity does breed contempt.” It is easy to throw caution to the wind when you think that your inner circle loves you. Our relaxation and comfort zones ultimately make us easy prey; “in range” target practice for the ill-intended. It is imperative that we “stay on point; that we keep our guards up.” We must daily wear our weighty protective gear, though heavy it becomes! We must keep our friends close and our enemies closer. By doing so, we have vision of both!