“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”
How often do you do a companion check? Many times we get into friendships without evaluating the people we’re pursuing this friendship with. We overlook their character and their way of life because funny or because they are kind. Companionship is not decided on the basis of humor but rather character. It is ones character that speaks for them, therefore look closely at the character of the one you call friend.
Be mindful of the company you keep. Do not allow yourself to dwell in the mist of corrupted people. You must exercise wisdom when it comes to friendship. We must not entangle ourselves with people whom we know cannot influence us in a good way. People who’s character are filled with vileness. Even still if we find ourselves entangled with such people we should always be the influencer allowing our light to shine but do not be influenced. The company you keep will always have an impact on you, whether you recognize the impact or not, it is there. Exercise caution when it comes to the decisions we make concerning the company we choose to keep.
Keep your eyes open about the company you keep. Be vigilant, be wise, be mindful of your decisions and remember that the choices you make will have an effect on you.