This applies to more than friendships with women. It applies to marriage, child-raising, and all manner of things. People are what you believe them to be.
Long ago when the world was young, the Three Deities prepared themselves to create their magnum opus, the human being. They spent many weeks brainstorming his maximum potential and ability. For hours they sat together at the drawing board sketching his features, the divine and glorious gifts. They gave him physical strength and emotional tenderness,