A man is known by the company he keeps. 1.31.12
"The great leader attracts to himself men of kindred character, drawing them towards him as the loadstone draws iron." Character by Samuel Smiles
You can get a quick read on the character of a man by the company he keeps. Many can argue this point till the sun goes down, but like will always attracts like. What a man truly values and esteems can be seen in the closest associations he keeps…personally and professionally. A mans inner circle is a sacred place…one few are allowed in. A man reveals his discernment and wisdom by who he chooses to allow in…secretly staying close to what he wants most. Men that desire Godly character seek out and hang close with men of Godly character. Men that esteem wealth alone will compile well-to-do friends irrespective of character. Men that love women associate most closely with other womanizers. So on and so forth. Action. My sons, whether you choose to except it or not, you become the product of your closest relationships. Those closest to you revealing your true values and your heart. This a great way to see beyond words and test the true character of yourself and others. Remember always…a man is known by the company he keeps!