Motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, famously contended, “we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.”
Although his opinion is normally applied to the business community, it may hold enough truth that it could be applied to nearly any individual in any context.
The Bible seems to indicate we are like or will become like those we spend time with. One New Testament passage warns, “bad company corrupts good character.” Solomon, in his Book of Wisdom, stated, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
I would like to pause for reflection on the people that I have been spending the most time with.