Who are these people around you? Most of them you did not choose yourself, but some you do.

There are 3 types of people you encounter in life. It is good to know the differences between them, to know what you can expect from each type.

First we call Confidants. Through life, you will have a few. These are the ones you have in life that love you unconditionally. They are into you, whether you're up or down, right or wrong. They are in for the long haul. If you get in trouble, they get in trouble with you. They will come to see you in the jailhouse, they will come to get you out the crack house. You can open up and share anything with them. It's important to have them in your life. You got to have somebody who can feed you when others have drained you, so you can feed somebody else. The Confidant is those few people that come along in your life, that are for you, they are with you. They are intimately intertwined in your life, they are there to make sure that you reach your destiny. They will confront you, they will get in your face, they will get in your business. They will tell you when you're wrong because they are confidants. If you have two or three of them in your lifetime, you are a lucky one. You need to find your confidant, to fulfill your destiny.

The second one is Constituents. They are not into you, they are into what you are for. They are for what you are for. They are your constituents and as long as you are for what they are for they will walk with you and work with you and labor with you, but never think that they are for you. They are for what you are for. And you have to know that because if they meet somebody else that will further their agenda, they will leave you and hook up with them because they were never for you. They were just for what you were for. And throughout your life, if you're not careful, particularly if you're broken, you will mistake your constituents for your confidants. You will think that they are for you when they are really not for you. They are just for what you are for. And by the time you get through falling in love with them, they will break your heart as they hook up with somebody else who is for what you are for. Because it was never about you anyway, it was about the causes that you represent. They are for what you are for, but they are not for you.

The third group is your Comrades. These people are not for you nor are they for what you are for. It is just that they are against what you are against. The comrades will make strange bedfellows. So this people will cause people to come together who are not for you and they are not for what you are for, but they are against what you are against. They will team up with you to help fight a greater enemy. But don't be confused by their associations. They will only be with you until the victory is accomplished. These people are like scaffolding. They come into your life to fulfill a purpose, and when the purpose is complete the scaffolding is removed. Don't be upset when they are removed because the building always remains when the scaffolding is removed.

Expect the constituents and the comrades to leave you and desert you after a while. Don't be upset when they don't react to your dream the way you expected them to, because they were never really with you in the first place.

Be careful then who you tell your dream to. Because if you tell your dream to your constituents, they will desert you and try to fulfill the dream without you. If you tell it to your comrades they won't support it, because they never were for what you were for anyway. If you find a few people in your entire life with whom you can share your dream with, you are a blessed somebody.

I can tell you how to identify people who are really for you. If they are really for you, they will weep with you when you weep. They will rejoice when you rejoice. When you walk in a room and you tell somebody good news, stop being happy for a minute and watch their reaction. If they're not happy with you, shut your mouth and walk back out of the door. Because when they are really connected to you, they will be happy for you when you share your dream. Find somebody, look them in the eyes and say "Are you happy for me?". If you don't get the right reaction don't tell them anything else. You need somebody who's really gonna be happy for you.