Why keep company with good people

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Life tends to get easier when you keep company with good people.

To live a good life, it’s wise to keep company with good people. Your friends can have a profound impact on you, so you should choose them wisely.

If you surround yourself with bad company, it will be harder for you to achieve your goals and be happy in general. But if you seek out and keep good company—people who act ethically, help others, and motivate you to do the same—life tends to get easier. This is something I’ve learned from my own experiences in life.

Good vibes tend to feel better than bad ones.

In this day and age, the term vibes are often used interchangeably between good and bad. Good vibes are associated with feelings of joy, peace, love, and general happiness. Bad vibes involve negative emotions like anger, sadness, fear, hate, and worry. Now that we’ve established what our two options are as far as vibes go; which one do you think you would prefer to cultivate in your life? There’s no right or wrong answer here; just two distinct possibilities.

If you were to choose good vibes for yourself then the next question would be: why? 

  • What do good vibes mean to you? 
  • What positive influence do they have on your life? 
  • Would it be worth trying to cultivate even more of them?

Since we know that good thoughts lead to good actions which lead to a series of positive events taking place in our lives. On the flip side if someone is constantly filled with bad thoughts then this will lead them down paths where they make bad decisions which can result in negative experiences happening around them over time as well.

Being around positive people can help you feel more positive and can combat negativity in your own life.

Imagine this common situation: Someone you care about is upset and vents their frustrations to you. You may start to feel irritated, annoyed, or just “off” yourself, even though the problem isn’t yours to solve. Your friend’s negative emotion is contagious!

  • Being around positive people can help you feel more positive and can combat negativity in your own life.
  • The next time your friend comes over to vent about her problems, try saying something like: “I want to help you feel better. How about we make a list of ways for you to solve your issue?” This way instead of simply complaining about the problem at hand, she’ll be thinking through solutions that will lift her spirits long after she leaves your apartment.

Having people to turn to when you need them can make your life easier and less stressful.

We all know the saying, “With friends like these, who needs enemies?” 

But with the right people in your life, the opposite can be true: With friends like these, you’re never alone. Having people to turn to when you need them can make your life easier and less stressful. In good times and bad, knowing that others are there for you can give you a sense of comfort and security.

A good friend will listen to you when something is bothering you—even if they have other responsibilities or priorities that they need to tend to—and will let you vent without judging or criticizing. Likewise, if a friend comes to you in need of support or advice, it’s important to be a good listener yourself.

Friendship is a two-way street; it requires both parties to give as well as receive. If one person offers help but then backs out of an offer because he or she isn’t getting anything back out of it (e.g., friendship), then it won’t work very well in the long run!

Good friends are there for you at times when life is the hardest, they will listen if you need someone to talk with and offer advice if you need it.

Everyone needs a friend they can rely on to let their hair down, so to speak. Someone who will listen to them if they need someone to talk with and offer advice when asked for it. In the same way, we all benefit from having friends whom we in turn can listen to and give advice. Good friends are there for you at the times when life is the hardest, like in the moments after a loved one has passed away or if you’ve become sick or injured.

To be a good friend means that you must be willing and able to listen to what your friend says without judgment, even if it means hearing some things that may make you uncomfortable. A good listener will converse with their friend without interruption and give them time when they need it. 

It’s also important that a good listener know how not to take something personally; everyone has bad days every now and then, and during these times even the best people might say things they don’t mean because of how much stress they’re under right now.

If your friend asks for advice on any topic, do your best not only to help them but also not make them feel bad about themselves or their situation; whatever advice you want to give should be offered up in good faith so as not to hurt your relationship with them irreparably.

People who love and care about you will be more willing to help when you are in a pinch, whether that’s giving you a ride or lending an ear during a tough time.

You know what they say: keep company with good people, and you’ll be a good person too. It’s true! But it’s also true that the benefits of having good friends extend far beyond your own personal development. Another important advantage to surrounding yourself with good people is their willingness to help out when you are in need. When you keep company with kind folks, they will be more inclined to offer a helping hand when things get tough for you. 

You might think that this only applies to your closest friends, but even those you know less well will often go out of their way to lend a hand when asked. To illustrate this point, let me give an example from my own life. 

When I was in college, I woke up one morning after a long night of studying only to realize that my car had been towed while I slept—that’s right: towed! I had no idea how or why it happened, but there I was without any form of transportation at 8 AM on a Saturday morning. 

It would have been easy enough for me to call one of my close friends and ask them for help (or even my parents), but instead, I texted someone whom I knew casually through a mutual friend and asked if he could give me a ride across town so that I could pick up my car from impound. Not only did he agree to drive me all the way over there during his free time; but he also paid the impound fee so that we wouldn’t have to wait in line for it afterward!

Being around good people encourages you to be a good person, too — this can be good for your mind, and your soul and can even help your physical health!

A good support network of positive people can have a huge positive impact on your life.

You’ve probably heard the saying, “misery loves company” or similar expressions. Whether you know it or not, you tend to mimic the behaviors of those around you.

Have you ever noticed that when you are surrounded by happy people, your mood improves? Or maybe when your friend has made a new year’s resolution and starts eating healthier and exercising every day, that makes you want to do the same?

Good habits like eating right and exercising regularly lead to better physical health, which leads to more energy and improved mental health as well. When someone is feeling good physically, they tend to be more willing to try new things, enjoy adventure, and learn new things. These activities also contribute to an improved mood!

If you surround yourself with healthy people who are supportive of each other and encourage each other in their endeavors, chances are very good that this will rub off on YOU as well!

You’re more likely to carry out health habits if those around you tend to do so as well, like eating healthy food or exercising regularly.

If you surround yourself with people who are health-conscious, you’re more likely to adopt healthy habits right along with them. To be clear, that means that if your pals have a habit of eating healthy food or exercising regularly, it’s much more likely that you will do the same without having to make any conscious effort to change.

Studies have found that if the people in your social circle carry out health habits like regular exercise and consuming nutritious foods on a daily basis, there’s a much greater chance that you will do so as well. If those around you engage in unhealthy habits, then don’t be surprised if these are the same habits you pick up!

Your life will be better if it is surrounded by love, laughter, and happiness.

Keep company with people who make you feel good, not those that bring you down. You know the ones: they never have anything nice to say, they never have time for anyone but themselves, and they are always complaining. They are the Debbie Downers of life and will suck the life out of you if you let them. If you feel like your life is generally filled with bad people, maybe it’s time to take an honest look at yourself. Are YOU good company?

You want friends who will be there for you when things go wrong, not just when everything is going well. You also want to be that person for others, too! When your friend is having a hard time at work, stop by his house with some coffee and bagels or her favorite movie and listen to her vent about all of the annoying things her boss did on Monday morning. Being a good friend is SO important; it’s no wonder so many people put “good listener” in their list of traits they look for in potential partners!

By John Gurung

A former software developer who is now a blogging enthusiast. A true digital nomad.

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