In the sequel to The Godfather, ‘Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer’ is a classic line. It’s often quoted in contexts about politics or business dealings with competitors. And it can be used as a warning against trusting your friends too much lest they turn on you – but also for understanding how other people may view you so that you’re not blindsided by their actions later on. Often times we make mistakes when trying to predict what others will do based off of our own thoughts and feelings alone because nobody sees things from exactly the same perspective as us. Understanding this principle better could help us improve relationships at work or home!