This is so brilliant that I had to share this advice on friendship from Madea (aka Tyler Perry). Madea is a character developed by Perry based on his mother and aunt and from watching Eddie Murphy perform. One of Madea’s comedy bits is about understanding relationships. Using the analogy of a trees, “Madea” says that some people are like leaves, some are like the branches on a tree and, then there are those friends who are our roots. Read this: Madea shares how to understand relationships.