week 16 In Wise Company
January 28, 2013
In Wise Company
“He who walks with the wise grows wise,
but a companion of fools suffers harm.”
- Proverbs 13:20
Companions refer to the people we walk with whether it's for the moment or for most of our days. They are those that goes along with the things we do. They usually refer to our friends, classmates or even our family. We need not be lonely when they are around and it would be pretty boring if you would be living through life by yourself. You'll would have noone to talk to. You cannot share what you feel and you'll be less happy with noone to emphatize you for.
There is an old saying that says “birds of a feather fluck together”. It has been around for many years and it has been a common one. It has been part of one's childhood which bears true even as the days go by. One usually can be identified with the friends he hang with. You are mostly like the people you accompany. It goes to say “tell me who your friends are and i'll tell you who you are”. One can get an idea of a person's occupation if he happens to be walking with accountants and tellers which indicate that he too may be also working in a bank. He can be one of the accounatnts or the teler or maybe even their boss.
However, in personal growth, it is important that one chooses the company he wil be spending his time with. It is a factor that cannot be denied or ignored. You have to look at the matter enthusiasticalyy. The people you are with has influence into your life. They can shape you on ways that may be slow but are sure to make an impact in you. As days go by, you became acquianted with their ways. Their actions are right before you and it is a fact that they are duplicable. It goes to say that companions can either make you or break you so it's important to choose the friends you take as a group.
If you want to be an engineer, you accompany yourself with those who wants it also the same. You walk with them in a way that you all have something in common. You would be called students of the course. Apparently, the school does a pretty good job for it. They put students into batches by which those who are in it will probably see you often as you also see them the same at times. On the process of achieving your goal, you can rely on them as they practically know what you feel in a way or two. You can say “the more the merrier”. By your interaction in them, you strengthen your knowledge of matters in relation as you can compare yours with them. Their presence can be encouraging which is why to get along with them as friends has always been a thumbs up and you might see it inconvenient to ask for others who are not in line with the path you are taking. . You don't ask strengths of materials with relation to construction from those taking up biology. You don't discuss frequecies in electronic gadgets from accounting students which is odd to what they are taking. You don't give problems of electic proprotion to future teachers wishing in some magical way they would come up with an answer that fits the piece of the puzzle. It just doesn't work that way.
If you want to be rich, it is a good idea to be acquianted with the rich. It has never been out of the good advices to know the ways by which they see. Of course, you may have already been with experiences of it if you yourself are wealthy. There is a difference by which people at the top looks at things from how it is viewed below. Perspectie has a lot to do with it. Therefore to say that the water in the glass is half full rather than half empthy counts. In a positive point of view it's a start. One can say opportunity when others look at a matter as nothing of the usual. The books written by wealthy people are helpful as they give a hinch of how they look efgven though it isn't in your option to be in their presence.
Henry Ford was one of the most influential people who knew this fact. He understood well how the people one comes in contach with can define a person. On the years, he was in the business he have gained knwoledge of this philosphy. He became aware of this as he expands his vision of creating dependable cars for his country. He surrounded himself with people of value that he himslef became as one of them. Even though he had no formal education, the lessons he learned in the streets were priceless. He became wise as he knew that education as one defined it is not necessarily the things acquianted at school but how one acquires the necessary knowledge he need for development. He grew to be one of the most wealthy billionaires of his time and even today his name is sought for by the company he built.