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who should surround you

Monday, January 13, 2020

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”

In the words of Jim Rohn: “You are the average of five people you spend the most time with.” Choosing one’s company is like choosing which kind of person you’d like to become.

A study found that people with low self-control prefer the company of strong-willed peers as a way of motivating themselves and to make up for their lack. Catherine Shea, lead author of the study, says “People with low self-control could relieve a lot of their self-control struggles by being with an individual who helps them.”

In general, good friends may help your life last longer. An Australian study conducted by the Centre of Ageing Studies at Flinders University found that those who had a large network of friends live longer than those with the fewest friends by 22%. The researchers think that having friends who discourage unhealthy behaviour contributes to longevity. Furthermore, having the right company makes one less susceptible to anxiety and depression.
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