There’s one ‘stupid’ notion that most people have and that’s your friend’s enemy is your enemy also.
Just because your friend isn’t cool with someone means you must also not be cool with that person.
This is so wrong. We call this inheriting someone’s enemy as yours.
Another common way by which these happen is that because you call yourself a loyalist to someone of high authority, you see all his foes as yours.
Just know that if you find yourself doing this, you may become a fool at the end.
You know why? Because you’re not aware of what transpired in the first place between your best friend and his/her supposed enemy. What if the ‘enemy’ is right after all?
Probably your friend telling you to inherit his or her enemy is even guilty because who you are fighting might be innocent.
At the end of the day, you may realize later that you’re fighting a
Because even if your friend and the supposed enemy should settle their differences later, the enemy will always see you as an enemy.
It’s therefore needed that you always hear from both sides before you go kill yourself with fighting innocent people.
What you should do instead is, let people prove themselves to you for who they are. Don’t just hear from someone that some other person is bad then you take it like that. Draw near to the person and verify if what you’ve heard about the person is true or not.
So, you have two choices when it comes to dealing with your friend’s enemies: you either bury the hatchet and play nice or carry on and don’t let it bother you.
Just know for a fact that if you go ahead inheriting other people’s enemies as a sign of loyalty, you’ll end up losing a lot of opportunities.
The bottom line is that it depends on the situation. There are times when we need to learn the lesson of who someone is from what we see someone else go through with them.
And there are others times that it is nothing more than a personality clash between them, that has nothing to do with the people involved being good or bad.
They just clash. I may not clash with them because my personality is different.
Sometimes it is that simple. We need to then be careful of taking sides in conflicts between friends or colleagues.