„When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.“


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„Words can never really help you say, what you want them to anyway.“

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„Here's how you can tell someone is your friend: A) You can tell them bad news, and they'll listen. B) You can tell them good news, and they'll help you celebrate.“

—  Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962
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