Do you say, “I’m around these people, but I don’t think it hurts.”?
Never underestimate the power of influence. Never ever underestimate the power of influence.
You may just have to make the hard choice not to let certain negative influences affect you anymore and stop being around certain people. It could be a choice that preserves the quality of your life.
If they’re stupid, soon you’ll be stupid. If they’re lazy, soon you’ll find it hard to work hard. If they’re procrastinators, you’ll get into the habit of postponing. If their emotional home is being angry, your emotions will neighbour theirs.
Never underestimate the power of influence. We have only so little time at our disposal. Wouldn’t it be smart to invest it wisely?