What friends do we need?
A Wise Mentor
Jesse Jackson once said, "Never look down on someone unless you're helping them up". If you have someone smart,inspiring, and admirable in your life who practices this philosophy, you're extremely lucky. We all need a friend who inspires us to be better people without making us feel in adequate. Plus, being around such a person will challenge us to better ourselves every day.
The wise mentor in your life doesn't have to besomeone who shares the sameoccupation or hobbies with you. It's simply someone who's a few steps ahead of you in life and has enough wisdom and patience toguide you in the right direction. It can be anyone — a colleague, a friend who's beyond their years, or an older neighbor — as long as you look up to this person and want to be more like them.
look down on 俯瞰（某处）看不起（某人）轻视
Don't look down on people!
adequate 足够的 适当的，恰当的，差强人意的，胜任的
They had rushed in without adequate appreciation of the task.