They are great to be with. That’s it. Just don’t follow them. And more importantly, just don’t pander to them.
Because, the moment you become one of their own, you’ve lost your identity.
And what’s worse? You losing your ideals.
The 1% flaw has the ability to kill the 99% strength . That’s why you need an iron will. To resist temptation of giving in to the herd.
One of my favourite lines from Batman Begins goes like this:
The will is everything. If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely.
Learn to live with the light in your life. Not the shadows. Pick a path and stick to it.
Swami Vivekananda once said, “People who go from the light back to darkness are actually blind, in their mind.”