Our elders would always advise us to surround ourselves with good people who can help us through life, and discard all the toxic ones who drag us down. Since it is our nature to easily adapt to our surroundings, it makes sense to hang out with people sporting good values so we might soon duplicate their ways. Likewise, being with bad influences can mold us into equally evil-minded people. But how can you tell whether you are with the right or wrong group?
It can be hard to tell right away whether a person is genuinely good or just pretending to be one. The sad fact here is that you will only see someone’s true colors during adversities when it is already too late to get back the trust you’ve given.