Character vs Company

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“Do not be misled.  Bad company corrupts good character.”

          –     1 Corinthians 15:33 – a direct quotation from the Greek comedy Thais

Who we align ourselves with matters.  Who we “hang with” matters.  If we believe one thing, deeply, yet align ourselves with a cast of characters who don’t live out those beliefs, it becomes difficult to be taken seriously.  More important, it becomes difficult to take ourselves at our word.

Good character is important.  Really important, as a matter of fact.  It’s also virtually impossible to maintain if we’re in bad company.  Or, at the very least, it becomes exhausting.

If something feels “off,” a good place to do the first gut-check is to look at whom we’ve aligned ourselves with, and determine if that alignment is part of the problem, or part of the solution.

 

 


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