Social Proximity Effect: Your Friends' Habits Will Become Your Habits
You’ll mirror the habits of the people you spend the most time with.
There’s nothing wrong with this. It’s simply a characteristic of humans and many other species. But it underlines the importance of being thoughtful about exactly what you expose yourself to for learning and who you spend time with and relate to.
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