What's Good For You

Song lyrics rarely stick with me, but this sentence from Ane Brun's Do you remember always has:

Do you remember when we forgot
How to smile at each other
To believe that the other
Wants only what's good for you

Genuine goodwill is probably an essential ingredient for lasting friendships and relationships. And it is not even that hard to muster once one is aware of it and decides that this is the right attitude to take.