They* say that you become the average of the five people you spend the most time with. It might even be true, although I’m wary of the implication that we should leave the other people behind.**
The question for each of us is – in your family, friendship group, workplace, tribe – which way are you pulling, and how do you move the average?
**Maybe it depends on what metric you’re evaluating people by. Top tip: screen friends for things like kindness, not wealth.***
***With any luck you didn’t need tipping off about this but I felt it should be said.