There is a saying “show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” It means that your close friends represent you, or the average of your friends is exactly you in terms of income, social status, career, and so on.
People are greatly influenced by other people around you. If you have bad friends, you will receive a bad influence from them. If your best friend were a dangerous criminal and you lived together with him, it would be so difficult to lead a sober life. Bad people could get in the way of you, no matter how hard you make an effort to succeed. On the contrary, if you are always surrounded by great men, the possibilities of your success definitely increase.
So, you have to be careful about choosing your friends. You might feel uncomfortable to be with successful people at first, and you might feel like you want to go home. But it is better to talk with them a lot if you want to be a successful person like them. Because you could learn something from them through the conversation. Therefore, it is so important to choose people around you, which can affect your whole life. You should select suitable people carefully.