“The people we spend time with the most influence the person we become. It’s because of the collective sum of the consciousness combined with your personality and individual consciousness. If you hang out with a bunch of pessimists, who believe the world is out to get them and there is nothing meaningful, you will start descending into the tunnel of pessimism at some point. Even if you are initially a positive individual, you will become negative and angry.” To read the full essay, please click here