Associate with people who are likely to improve you. (Seneca, 4th century BC Roman philosopher)
The philosopher continued: “Welcome those who you are capable of improving. The process is a mutual one: men learn as they teach.” We like to be with people who amuse us or whose company gives us joy and pleasure. That’s as it should be, no doubt. But purposely being around smarter, more experienced, gracious people can be of mutual benefit for learning and growing. Enjoy growing together!
Bad company corrupts good character (1 Corinthians 15:33).
Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble (Proverbs 13:20).