IT IS BETTER TO BE ALONE THAN TO BE IN BAD COMPANY
A man is said to be known by the company he keeps, if he is surrounded by the people who respect others and are good natured than he is considered as a nice and well-mannered man, but if a man is surrounded by people who have no respect for others he is automatically considered as an ill-mannered man.
Saint Augustine once said:
"Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood"
Bad Effects on Personality:
Man sometimes accompanies himself with wrong people when he is alone or bored. He does not realise about the effect it may have on him and his reputation. Being in a bad company with someone may also leave a bad effect on a man’s personality no matter how good he is. He starts adopting wrong habits. And theses wrong habits may have a bad affect him in many ways throughout his life.
Being alone isn’t all bad:
If a man feels uncomfortable in the company of someone, he should just get up and sit elsewhere. He should rather enjoy his own company than be with someone who make him feel uncomfortable. Man should be confident and open minded enough to enjoy his own company. What is the point of being with someone who makes one feel insecure and unworthy. When a man is alone he thinks of things in his own perspective and is not bothered by the thoughts and perspectives of others. He sees things differently and feels very much alive. If a man is in a company that he does not enjoy than that company will hold him back from being his happy self. No matter how strong or powerful a man is, bad company will always leave a bad impact on him.
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than be in bad company"
Avoiding Bad Company:
Life is short and should be lived in the best way possible, if one gets to waste his time in bad company than the purpose of this little life is lost. Spending some alone time is when a man gets to evolve into a better human being and get closer to achieving their live purpose. They get time to think, to read, to write to get fresh air and to think about life the way they like, without the interference of any other individual. It is better to be engaged in something that makes one a better person rather than to be engaged in useless talks with ones who have no life plans. One should focus on his hobbies and his dreams to achieve the goal of his life. One has to walk the path of their dreams alone, no one can help him through the hurdles, man is his own hero, no one can make him jump the barriers but for himself. No one will be there to pick him up but his passion and hard work.
In the end, one should never feel ashamed for enjoying his own company for it is far better than being in a bad company of others. No matter what others have to say a man should be strong enough to fight with the hurdles that stop him from achieving his goals. But if a man is scared of being alone and prefers to be in a bad company than enjoy his own company than he has no right to blame others for his innocence.
It was once said that:
"In as much as one cannot avoid bad company, one should not be deceived. One should see the in sincerity behind the mask of friendliness, the destructiveness behind the mask of eternal complaints about unhappiness. The narcissism behind the charm. One should also not act if he or she were taken in by the others deceptive appearance in order to avoid being forced into a certain dishonesty oneself. One need not speak to them about what one sees, but one should not attempt to convince them that one is blind".