Why to Choose Wisely with Whom You Spend Time

We become like the people with whom we spend the most time. Studies have shown this to be true, time and time again.

If you hang out with people who do drugs, smoke, or drink a lot, you are several times more likely to partake in those activities yourself. Even if these things had not interested you prior.

We often significantly under-estimate just how much of an influence and impact the company we keep has on our psyches, habits, and life satisfaction.

As a related and relevant side note: one red flag to look out for in your choosing people wisely. If you have a relationship with someone who tends to talk a lot about themselves. Their issues, their dramas, their accomplishments, their interests, their opinions, their life happenings, and then show little to no genuine interest or true depth of focus on yours?

Fervent writer. Ravenous reader. Impassioned with words. Relationship researcher. Social Scientist. Social Justice Advocate. Author. www.brookeenglish.com

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