You are not the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
A personal trainer who spends time with five fat clients doesn’t become fat.
Einstein at a mental institution doesn’t become deranged.
Mother Theresa on Alcatraz doesn’t become a serial killer.
The five people you spend the most time with are a lagging indicator of who you are, not a leading indicator.
You can change who you spend time with but it doesn’t change you. The decision to change these five: this changes you.
Choose your friends wisely, but don’t mistake this choice for becoming wise.