Science has already confirmed, people absorb energy from others. Good friends can make you feel so good and boost your mood and morale whereas bad friends could drain your energy, making you feel miserable. It is very important to be careful in friendship selection as your friends determine your thinking capabilities which eventually is a core of progressing in life.
They say, sit with winners, the conversation is different.
It is absolutely true. If your close circle of friends consists of people who make idle, meaningless talks all the time, discuss people. They also have a problem with everything, they are not adding any true value to your life.
On the other hand, if your close circle of friends is always there when you need them the most, guide you about possibilities and opportunities, and change your thinking perspective, you should pursue in life, such friends are a blessing and they are not only supporting you in life but also push you.
Surround yourself with people who challenge you, encourage you, and lift your higher.
You need friends who are totally opposite to what you think, a polar opposite because they have a different perspective and give you a different lens to see life. Similarly, if you have friends who belong to different cultures, they bring in a lot of value. Such friends teach you to become open-minded and show tolerance towards others with different perspectives and cultural backgrounds.
You also should make friends with those with whom you can let your guard down. Such friends will be your support system.
You also need a critical thinker in your friend circle. Such people have the ability to see problems before they arise, they are calculated and have an eye into the future.
Last but not least, your close friend circle should have a brutally honest person. One who has the courage to say things to your face and tell you openly about your mistakes and point out your shortcomings.
It is true, change your friends if they do not talk about business, wealth, and opportunities.
If you have one single friend who has all these qualities, trust me, you are richer than any king or sultan of a state. Value your friend and cherish your friendship.