This piece of wisdom was given to me as advice recently & it has really opened my eyes. I choose the man I love to select as my family, I choose the authentic friendships as my family. Simply having an ancestral tie to someone I love doesn't make you family. I look at how you treat me, others, and your use of deceit, manipulation, & intimidation to determine the behavior I'll allow into my life. When people act superior to make you believe you're missing out on their friendship, just laugh.