That scripture is not at all rocket science. Nothing deep. One doesn't even have to give it a second thought. In a nutshell? Those of us who hang around wise, smart, capable people are better off than those of us who don't. Just like we are what we eat. We are also our friends and associations. The people we allow in our lives can make us or break us. It doesn't matter how strong we are, our relationships will have an impact on our lives. Even subliminally, so we have to be careful who we let in our space and why. Dave Ramsey says if you want to be wealthy, study (and model) wealthy people and if you want to be skinny, ask skinny people what they do and do it. In both cases it's about the influences in our lives -- who we listen to. It doesn't matter whether we know them personally or not. If they effect our lives there exists a relationship. And relationships make the difference between success and failure.
What do your friends and associations say about you?