Have you ever heard the saying, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”?
But what does it truly mean? Well…who are your 5 people?
Take a moment to think about the five people you spend the most time with. Maybe they are friends, family members, colleagues, or mentors. Now, consider your values and what truly matters to you. Do the individuals in your inner circle reflect those values? It’s important to make sure your 5 people have similar values to you so the relationship enriches your life, values like kindness, integrity, and curiosity.
However, while shared values are important, embracing diversity within our social circles is equally crucial. Having friendships with people from different backgrounds, beliefs, passions, and hobbies is what makes life interesting.
As lifelong learners, we benefit from listening and learning from those around us. When our hearts align but our ideas differ, we gain new insights and broaden our understanding of the world.