I believe that good friends are friends in success. I don't believe in a measure used that when a friend drinks with you during troubled times that he passes the true friend test. Evaluate closely what you and your friends right now do. Evaluate what you do with these people together. That's what you'll be doing 5 to 10 years from now.
In years passed, I noticed that I became more and more like the people I hang out and spoke with. Luckily for me, these are very kind, family-oriented, intelligent people.
We are all subject to being influenced, and there's nothing much we can do about it for as long as we live. We have very little power over other people's influences. So choose your friends carefully, as that's something you have better control of.
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