One of two things will happen when you socialize with others. You either become like your companions, or you bring them over to your own ways. Choose your associations with care and monitor the thrust of the conversations in which you find yourself.

When we suffer setbacks, disturbances, or grief, let us never place the blame on others, but on our own attitudes. The impulse to blame something or someone is foolishness; there is nothing to be gained in blaming, whether it be others or oneself.