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The people around you are a big component of your success and accomplishments. There is a saying that goes “if you are in a room with 5 idiots, you will be the 6th idiot. And if you are in a room with 5 millionaires, you will be the 6th millionaire.” While this quote may not be literally true, it does have some merit.
Back in college, I had lots of aspirations and big goals. So, I spent nearly all of my time pursuing them. I tried to practice from the moment I woke up to the moment I slept. Unfortunately, I had a roommate that was extremely unhappy and pretty depressed. She was an absolute mess. And whenever I stayed around her, I felt discouraged and felt an overwhelming feeling of sadness.
Despite being one of the most optimistic and happy people on campus, I felt like crap around her. She also had a bit of a luck problem, she was orphaned at 5 and treated horribly throughout her childhood. While I knew her backstory was tragic, I also knew I had to get away from her. Since her luck and mood constantly affected me.
After changing roommates, I was able to perform better and I felt joy once again. My new roommate also had big goals and was quite happy and optimistic. His optimism and ambition affected me, but this time it affected me in a good way. That is how I learned it is important to avoid unhappy and unlucky people at all costs. They simply drag you down with them.
We wish our readers don’t just simply read this story but rather also reflect on the lessons mentioned. See if you can implement any of the lessons taught in your life.
Book: The 48 laws of power by Robert Greene
- Avoid the unhappy and unlucky (Energy and luck infects)
Notice: All of the content above is fictional.