Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. KEEP……YOUR……FRIENDS……CLOSE……AND……YOUR……ENEMIES……CLOSER! What does this really mean? Why does this phrase exist? For a while now, I have been picking this phrase apart, in hopes that I could justify its existence. After many attempts, I still can’t understand why the phrase is so prevalent in the lives of many individuals. A lot of people walking this earth, are wondering why so much negative energy surrounds them. It is probably because they continue, to keep their enemies closer to them than their friends. A large portion of the negative experiences that people have, usually have something to do with the individuals who they openly or secretly consider as their enemies. In life, there are many things we can’t control. But one thing we can control is the people we keep around us. We always want positive vibes, but we continuously welcome negative energy into our positive spaces. “If we want positive vibes, why would we keep our enemies close?” You may be someone who believes that you should keep your enemies close. Don’t believe that myth. There is no need for you to be on edge, every time you’re around your “enemies”. Start to bring your friends closer, instead of your enemies. Build stronger connections with the people that actually want to see you flourish. Begin the process of restoring your energy, so that positivity can be with you everywhere you go.