2) glass of water and honesty
3) refreshing, mirror, need but may not want, clarity
Honesty between persons is necessary for a good, strong, and healthy friendship. It can be likened to a glass of clear, fresh water. On a hot day, when one is tired, a glass of cool water is quite refreshing; in the same way, a good honest conversation between friends can be invigorating in contrast to the draining cares of daily life in a twisted world. The transparency of clean water compared to muddy water is like the clearness of honesty in the face of wordly deceptions. Sometimes, we don’t always want to hear the truth, but similar to the way we may not feel like providing our body with the water it needs to fight a sickness, honesty is necessary for healing, even when we don’t want to be faced with it. Like seeing our reflection in the bottom of our glass as we’re drinking, the words of a true friend, though sometimes hurtful, can make us see ourselves more clearly in ways that can help us become a better person. Like a glass of water, honesty is essential to our own health, and also to the health of relationships between persons.