This is especially useful note for teens entering school.
You may have heard of the powerful proverb :”Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are”.
This implies that the company you keep, moulds your character.
I recently read a Beautiful explanationof this by Swami Vivekananda
When asked to explain the Meaning of ‘Association’, he said:
"The rain drop from the sky, if it is caught in hands is pure enough for drinking.
If it falls in gutter, it’s value drops so much that it can’t be used for washing the feet.
If it falls on hot surface, it perishes.
If it falls on lotus leaf, it shines like a pearl and finally,
if it falls on oyster, it becomes a pearl.
The drop is same, but it’s existence & worth depends on with whom it associates."
Remember this as you enter middle or high school.
Small people discuss people
Average people discuss Events
And Great people discuss Ideas
Choose your company wisely.