The kind of people an individual mixes with on a regular basis will eventually dictate the kind of behavioral habits they adopt and practice. This will be evident almost always within a short period of time as people tend to conform to their peers.
Therefore being careful about the choices made when it comes to building relationships with other people is actually choosing to be wise and prudent. A lot to undesirable and even damaging traits are picked up from the people around an individual, socially and in the work environment.
If an individual wants to get ahead in the work environment then it would be prudent to always be in the company of people who are in the position to recognize the potential of the individual and thus be able to put in a good word when the time is appropriate.
Socially though, it can call for a more focused and yet different technique. If the desire is to be socially relevant then mixing with people in the “know” is perhaps the best way to go. Sometime even name dropping can achieve the desired results and move the individual a notch higher is the rung to social success.
However if the idea of choosing friends who are genuine is the prerequisite of any intended relationship then looking into one’s self is the very important first step to take. Understanding one’s own individual needs and likes will allow for the connection made through friendship ties to bloom and blossom.
Time is something that should not be wasted or taken for granted; therefore choosing carefully the kind of friends an individual would like in his or her life would also depend on the type of lifestyle and work of the said individual.