“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” -George Washington
“Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits.’” -1 Corinthians 15:33
He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. -Proverbs 13:20
Reflect for a moment on who you want to be, who you need to be and what you want to do in life. Now think about who you have around you and what activities you engage in throughout the week. Are your surroundings and activities supporting your aspirations? Do they help you be who you want to be or who you need to be?
When people in your life begin to have a negative affect or influence on your spiritual life, your identity or your aspirations, then it’s probably time to create some distance. Never underestimate the power of the company you keep.