i think one of the strongest quotes i've ever heard was "show me who your friends are and i'll tell you who you are."
i'm at a point in my life where i'm realizing what i had, what i have and what i can have and as depressing as that may sound, i think it's beautiful. for so many years in my life i was living in the past. i made excuses for people's horrible attitudes because i remembered that they were a different way before. what i didn't realize was that i was forgetting that people can change and they do, but not always for the best.
and so i thought about the friendships i have and though some of them are amazing, some have grown into people i wouldn't want to be.
when people see you in a group, they see the group in general. if a majority of the group act in an inappropriate way that is what people see and it's not even the point of being seen in a certain way but if you're around a person a lot their behaviours brush off on you. so really, all i want to surround myself with people that i would want to be more like not people i have to make excuses for.