In his book, The Traveler’s Gift, Andy Andrews talks about how we are affected by those we spend our time with. He gives the example of how a parent is concerned about who their son or daughter becomes friends with.
The reason for this is simple. Kids are affected by the kids they hangout with. It affects their behavior, attitude, outlook, dress, the music they listen to, and even the way they walk and talk.
So, the question is this. At what age are we no longer affected by those we spend time with?
Is it 16, 18, 21, 30?
The truth is, we are affected by those we spend time with for the rest of our lives.
My life – my personality, my habits, even my speech – is a combination of the books I choose to read, the people I choose to listen to, and the thoughts I choose to tolerate in my mind. ― Andy Andrews
Question: Have you ever noticed this in yourself or your child?