You are, all too often a product of who surround yourself with and where you invest your time at. A bad apple can and will spoil the whole bunch.
When you don’t protect your mind, it will go bad, it will spoil over time. It doesn’t matter if it’s from exposure to people and things that are toxic, or from fears and insecurities you’ve chosen not to deal with – you must recognize that which is toxic and poisoning you.
Whether it be your social media feeds from who you follow, or those you keep in your circle… ask yourself whether or not you’re being built up or brought down. The answer to your question is often what other will answer about you as acceptance leads to assimilation… you are what you allow to continue.
At the end of the day, life is much more about content than trying to defend or justify context… be a light that outshines the darkness, not one that dims in it.