Wise Words From A Decent Man
I’ve been getting a lot of positive feed back to my last post about losing/breaking up with friends; which is both rewarding and alarming. I’m happy that so many people could relate, but I’m also a little concerned that we need to put out an Amber Alert for all the lost friends out there.
I’d love to bask in the glory of being “wise beyond my years,” but I’d be lying if I said I reached this level of maturity all by myself. Sometimes you just need to hear – or in this case read – the right things. For me, the right things were in the book, The Rhythm of Life, which examines the lifestyle issues that characterize our age at the start of the 21st century. Should you find yourself still vacillating between whether or not you should cut someone out of your life, may you be guided by these words from someone wiser than me:
The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. They either help us become the best version of ourselves or encourage us to become lesser versions of ourselves. We become like our friends. No man becomes great on his own. No woman becomes great on her own. The people around them make them great.
We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose and challenge us to become the best versions of ourselves.
–Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life