When I was growing up, my parents taught me the importance of hanging around with the right crowd. While they wanted me to choose friends of good moral character, I now realize that “the right crowd” includes people who think the way God thinks.
This broader definition of the right crowd results in some interesting observations. For example, the following people may not be the right crowd to hang around with:
1) Worriers – These people always think the worst, expect the worst, and fear the worst.
2) Pessimists – These people always look on the dark side of life and fail to see the beauty of it.
3) Complainers – These people are never satisfied. They are ungrateful and bring a cloud when they enter a room.
4) Accusers – These people are always blaming others for something or other. They are finger-pointers whose chief goal in life is to find fault with others.
5) Victims – These people refuse to take responsibility for their actions. They act helpless and often become leeches of your time, your talent, and even your money.
If you want to hang around the right crowd, avoid the above types. If you think you can change them, you can’t. But if you hang around them long enough, you will become one of them.
Moral of story: Hang around the people you want to be like.