We all need a friend who motivates us to be better people while never making us feel incompetent. Furthermore, being in the company of such a person will push us to improve every day. The wise mentor in your life doesn’t have to be someone who works in the same field or has the same interests as you. It’s simply someone who is a few steps ahead of you in life and has the wisdom and patience to lead you in the right path. It can be anyone — a colleague, an elderly friend, or an elderly neighbor — as long as you admire them and aspire to be more like them.