I can be I can be petty, cruel, vindictive, short-tempered, angry, bitter, grumpy and sometimes even pretty bigoted, despite bigotry being a thing I fight against a lot.
I'm not always my best self.
But as heartwarming as that sentiment might seem, thinking that way is actually really self-destructive.
If you rely on an external source of morality to be a good person, you aren't a good person. Someone else is being good for you.
My friends aren't me. They can't live my life for me.
But my friends are the ones who can HELP ME FIND the best parts of me, in times when I can't see them myself.