If you’re angry when told of your faults,
And happy when praise comes your way,
If criticism makes me angry and
compliments make me happy,
Harmful friends will draw near you,
And wholesome friends will stay away.
bad company will come my way and
good friends will shy away.
If compliments make you uneasy
And hearing your faults makes you glad,
If I am uneasy about compliments and
appreciative of criticism,
Forgiving and straightforward friends
Will then gradually come to your side.
then sincere, understanding, and virtuous people
will gradually come close to me.