Learning from your friends is one of the joys of life.
Good friends present alternative ways of doing things that challenge our own ideas. Our Wii- centered household must accept friends that have succumbed to the expensive and brutal delights of the Playstation, though we beg owners of the X-Box not to tell us so our friendship can remain intact.
Having more than Facebook friends is vital, because people who really know you, teach you by being themselves. A person can only be himself in three dimensions, since that is the way he truly lives!
When Fred Sanders refuses to glory in a Rossetti painting, I must admit that he knows much more about art than I and remember not to confuse my taste with true Beauty. When Melissa Schubert teaches me about Milton and Spenser, it is a reminder that my learning is never done. Paul Spears gives me wise guidance and teaches me what it is to be a leader by his good example.