You are who you hang with

Man. My friends are funny. I just got back from playing volleyball and it was a laugh-fest. I love hanging with witty, funny people.

In fact, now that I think about it, my work friends are funny too.

And, my family. They’re pretty funny too (in their own way).

Come to think of it, I tend to surround myself with funny people. I watch funny shows, follow funny tweeters and read funny blogs.

A while ago, a sharp-witted friend of mine gave me what I thought was advice. I told him he was so funny (and he was, he was on all the time). He said, “You know what? I just surround myself with funny people. If you’re the funniest one in the room, you’re in the wrong room.”


I’d never really thought about it like that before. You pick up the behavior of the people around you. Is that what my mom meant when she said “You are who you hang with” Silly mom “hang with.” Who says that? But, I guess she was right (don’t tell her I said that).

Maybe it’s the challenging factor. These people are so funny. I want to be funny too, hence, I’m challenged to up my funnyness.

If you think about it though, it’s applicable in several characteristics. Smarter people make you smarter. Neater people make you neater. Motivated people make you motivated. It even worked for my ex. He surrounded himself with douchebags and now he’s the biggest douchebag of all.

I digress.

What an observation. With all the funny people in my life, I’m bound to be hilarious.

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