Mixing with bad company is what every youngster should avoid. The reason is
simple. In such a company, sooner or later the youngster will be exposed to
activities that are possibly unhealthy, unwholesome, antisocial, dishonest,
illegal or even criminal. Once exposed, the negative effects can last a long
time, perhaps for a lifetime.
The company you keep will determine largely what
you do, how you think and where your life will proceed. In other words, keeping
bad company will eventually ruin your life.
Bad company is not hard to spot. For example if your friends smoke, then
chances are you will catch on. If they take alcohol or drugs, chances are you
will be tempted to give them a try. One try leads to another and it will not be
long before you are hooked. Alcoholism, lung diseases, AIDS or a miserable life
may in store for you. So for your own wellbeing, it is better to avoid such
friends. There is no need to make enemies of them. Just avoid them.
If you mix around with friends who vandalize
public property, shop-life, scratch cars or extort
money, then it is time to call it quits with
them. Such behavior will lead to more serious offences and it is a matter of
time when you are on the wrong side of the law. Get out quick before it it too
Make friends with good and decent people. keep away from bad company.