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Social Proximity Effect

Social Proximity Effect

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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... to improve any part of life: spending time around people with good habits will cause you to develop good habits.

For example: to improve your odds of starting a business, it will be hard to do from inside a cubicle surrounded by other people in other cubicles. To improve you...

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