It is true that we are not alwyas responsible for who are associated with us. We are forced to deal with different kinds of people during varied phases of our lives. Then again, our reaction to them, how we perceive our relationship with them comes to the fore. How and what we choose to imbibe from such associations defines who we are.
Choose to imbibe the good, enriching ones and consciously choose to repel what is not worthy of assimilation into our mental, behavioural and emotional faculties