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Buy your mentee a cactus. Seriously. In fact, the cactus will arguably be a better mentor than you! It has the privilege of doing what you can’t do: spending vast amounts of time with your mentee, including many of the most intimate and crucial times of all. Granted you can talk and it can’t, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you are a better mentor than this humble desert plant; it definitely listens better than you do.