I was always passionately taught that you become who you hang out with. Do you think it is true that you become the same as the type of people whom you hang out with? Do you think you will "absorb" their "energy" or in other words, their ideas & way of thinking? Sure, it is possible to maintain a distant or semi-distant relationship w/o sharing the same interests, but how about close relationships? Post your thoughts whether you agree or disagree, think this is a lame thread, or whatever else. Thanks! Background Info: I believe it because it makes sense to me. I need to start hanging out with successful students... it's incredible the lack of motivation I experience simply due to little things like a lack of pencil or my neck hurts or I'm hungry when doing my HW.