Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you were two different people? You know what I mean. You hang-out with one person and you act this way, and then you hang-out with this other person and you act totally different. Why is that?
I believe that those we hang-out with effect how we act. It is so easy to be molded by the people around you; to become what “they” think you should be instead of just being yourself.
Proverbs 13:20 says that, “He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.” Who you hang out with has a direct impact on who you become. I dare you… look through the contact list on your phone and honestly ask yourself; “are these people I would want to become like?” Now, i’m I’m not suggesting de-friending all of your friends (nobody is perfect), but I am saying don’t go blindly into relationships. Don’t assume that you are strong enough to withstand any negative effects a friend’s lifestyle will have on you. In fact I would say just go ahead and assume that you will be swayed (even if just a little) by the styles, opinions, and moral beliefs of those you hang-out with.
Regardless of what you may tell yourself, your peers do have an effect on who you are, and who the future you looks like. So keep that in mind when you find yourself inclined to “hang-out” with someone you know is not going to have a good influence on you. Don’t let those around you pressure you into becoming someone you are not.
“Today you are you! That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” Dr. Seuss