Everyone is headed in one of two directions. You are either headed towards your best self or your worst self.
The more important aspect is that social cohesion is the vehicle towards both destinations. In plainer terms, the people with whom you hang around will ultimately determine where you end up.
This is the reason why you need to be evaluating, keeping or firing the people in your life. If they don’t bring out something of value from you, and you don’t do the same for them, fire them!