I was thinking about something that I heard last night. It was something along the lines of smart business people surround themselves with people that always bring it up a notch. Makes sense… if you’re around people who are lazy, you might have a tendency to be lazy also.
When I was growing up, I was once told that I shouldn’t hang out with someone because they would most likely not be going to secondary education… At the time (10 or 11 years old), I figured that the person who told me this was looking out for the best in me, probably so that I would continue along the path of wanting to go to college, etc. Looking back on it now, I think that the advice was probably not well thought through, though. As a side note, that person did go on to secondary education.
I think that people are generally shaped by their environment (people/places) around them. Had I grown up in
Now, I’m not salty about the whole thing. I see where the advisor was coming from and I was able to make my own choice. I just think that if you focus on one thing too much, thinking that it’s the *right* way to do things, you might miss a whole lot more… In any event, I have grown a little wiser due to the whole deal.