Everyone thinks that money and friendship can mix. They can’t. And everyone thinks that they’ll change the rules, that they can personally find a way to mix the two, because they’re either that different or that great. Trust me, we’re all mostly the same, and so the same proverbs apply to us.
Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.
And before lending money to a friend, decide which you need most.
But don’t let this discourage you, it actually frees you from burdens unseen. When you lend money to friends and don’t expect it to ever be repaid you gain stronger friendships – for they’ll realize that you put them before money, something hard for anyone to just do.