Mean friends? Sounds like an oxymoron. It is. Sure friends disagree and you may have problems but friends are not suppose to be mean. Do not settle for mean friends. If your friends are consistently mean. Find new ones.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Your friends will make you or break you. If they hold you back and are a negative influence in your life you will never live up to your full potential. However, If your friends are your biggest cheerleaders then you will be more likely to take risks because of their believe in you.
Who are your friends?