choosing who you surround yourself with

It’s common self-help advice that “you are the aggregate of the five people you spend time with” or to simply “let go” of people who are “toxic”–but is this way of being profoundly dehumanizing? In this podcast episode, I respond to a listener request to talk about choosing who you surround yourself with and how those people have an impact on your well-being. If you’ve felt conflicted about how to figure out who the people are who are your truest friends, and if you’ve been uncertain about how to effect change in your relationships, this episode is for you.