“𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡.”
It’s funny how growing up, we’ve all probably rebelled against our parents for keeping bad company around.
While it’s definitely not easy to know just what “good people” look like, in my altruistic, 16-year old brain, my parents, and probably most of our parents somehow tapped into the wisdom of that saying above.
Success, in so many ways, is a social thing.
… sadly, so is complete and utter failure.
It’s because of this that I’ve tried more and more in recent years, to pay attention to the company I keep.
Apparently, research shows that as much as your friends, friends, friends, have a negative or positive impact on your decisions.
I don’t know about you, but that’s not really something I want to gamble with.
Knowing that the success of failure of my life’s efforts can massively depend on the influence of people 3-degrees removed from me, I’ve made a concerted effort to really pay attention to focus my time and energy on being with exceptional humans like mcox91.
… now I want to be perfectly clear. This is by no means a perfect system.
No, you shouldn’t completely dismiss your friends and family in search of a more uplifting crowd to be around.
Recklessly discarding your loved ones in search of the “perfect social circle” is unreasonable and might I say, somewhat sociopathic.
Take steps to respectfully limit your time with people you know have a poor outlook on life, when you know there’s little you can do to change that course.
Find times to enjoy their company when they’re in a better place, and bolster that behavior.
Keep in mind that we’re all human, and go through ebbs and flows that will shape our perspective on life.
… so remember, while you want to spend the most of your time with uplifting people, don’t just forget them outright.
They may be going through a trying time themselves, and need a little bit of brightness and inspiration from you.
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