Be Careful Who You Hang Out With

Several years ago, there was an individual that I knew pretty well. There was a change in this individual’s lifestyle. I asked someone who knew this person what happened? Why the change in lifestyle? The individual said, “they started hanging out with the wrong crowd.”
That happens. And it’s why we need to be careful to hang out with people of wisdom and optimism.
There is an old saying that provides guidance here. It is, “You can’t soar with the eagles if you are flying with the turkeys.”
Proverbs 13:20 says, “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.”
That is a powerful verse and it speaks volumes. This definitely applies to young people. Teenagers need to be careful who they hang out with. Peer pressure is real and often leads a teenager into something they don’t need to be doing.
Adults are the same. Be careful and associate with people who share your values.
Years ago, there was a motivational speaker named, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. He said, “Five years from now, you will be who you are based on the books you read and the people you hang out with.” Think about that…. where we are in life is somewhat dependent on what we read and who we hang out with. This is why we need to be careful to choose our friends wisely.
“Walk the wise and become wise.. associate with fools and get in trouble.”

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