Really? You are the average of your 5 closest friends?

People often say
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

But what if you don’t have friends?

What if your friends are bad influence?

What if you don’t have friends who you aspire to? (Yet)

If this quote was true,

it would well be the case that,

for someone seeking self-improvement,

their friends are more or less like them.

If there is a “before and after” for self-improvement,

Their friends are the “before” and not the “after.”

For those of us nodding,

I would change this quote into

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time consuming.”

Have a long distance mentor over the media.

That writer/athlete/ media personnel/ podcast host you respect?

You can be their internet friend.

Surround yourself with good media, good podcast, and encouraging people.

Not trash magazines that constantly bring you down.

Not those Instagram account whose owner you may not recognize when you see them across the street:

Not stupid reality tv shows that are not reality.

Choose what we consume.

And who we follow..

(Note to self)

 

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