We should always help, support, and respect a friend even if he is hardly working on correcting his egoism; we still need to encourage him to play along as a small child.
When we approve and support him, he feels inspiration and confidence; as a result, he is capable of doing a lot of things. On contrary, when we suppress him and take his confidence away, he suffers, withers, and loses his ability to realize himself.
Therefore, we always have to give support and encouragement to our friends.
From the Virtual Lesson 12/23/12