"Have no friends not equal to yourself."
A quote by Confucius,
One thing I regret is not having the backbone to refuse wasting my time with certain people in my preteens.
I easily wasted 4-5 years of my life doing this. A time I could've grown and become 5x more powerful than I am now.
Is this how you would interpret the quote? Many others beg to differ that the quote means something else.
Come to think of it, I only blame myself for have wasted 4 years of my life. Which is little enough for me to realize at an early enough age, that it all was fuckin' worth it