Who says don’t be their friend?
What else am I, their enemy? Their tormentor? Am I for them or against them? Am I here to support them or help destroy them (actively or passively)?
False dichotomy? I don’t think so.
I want to say to them: I am your friend, not your enemy. I am here for you, not against you.
My goal is, unconditionally, your success.
My job is not to filter you out, but set you free.