It’s often said you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. It’s true. It would be impossible for this not to be true. We are social creatures, and we get socialized by our surroundings. Knowing this, you should hold a high bar to the people you spend time with. Not only is life short and not worth wasting on negative influences, but more importantly, those influences will affect you in profound and lasting ways!
Don’t spend time on people you don’t appreciate and respect. Don’t work with them. Don’t give them a moment of thought.