"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence."
George Washington wrote about this topic a number of times. He also said, "It is better to be alone than in bad company." We don't think about the people we intimate with as much as we used to. Perhaps we should be more guarded in that respect. I think that's what I enjoy the most about the fraternity of Freemasonry--it gives me an opportunity to spend time with men that share my values.
Ask yourself a question today. What do the people I associate with say about me?