Make friends with the wise. Accompany yourself with people of wisdom. Iron sharpens iron.
You can’t use a broomstick to sharpen an iron or any other variation that isn’t an iron. It can’t work.
There must be a mutual relationship between two bodies. I.e two irons. This is mutualism.
A good friend works to agree in order to succeed but a wrong friend only comes to suck, they are parasites.
Proper association produces proper results.
People of wisdom produces legacies but fools brings shame.
True friendship builds but wrong ones comes to destroy.
There is an increase in company of the wise but a decrease in company of the fools. See Proverbs 13:20.