Friendtor (new word alert) / by Evan La Ruffa

Friendtor (frend-tor) noun. 1. Someone who is both your friend and your mentor, this relationship can be reciprocal or unidirectional, but has the most potency when shared in both directions. When I spoke to my friendtor, we shared some awesome ideas & both learned a lot.

2. A relationship between people in which there is true equanimity and both people teach each other. The emphasis is on a free exchange of ideas where based on the subject, the teacher and the student shifts. The value of having a friendtor is immeasurable, I'm so lucky to have them in my life.