Avoid evil company, because the scars of old wounds (impressions deposited in the mental body by our thoughts, words, and deeds of past lives) are in you, and evil company is just the thing necessary to call them out. In the same way, we are told that good company will call out the good impressions which are in us but have become latent. There is nothing holier in the world than to keep good company, because the good impressions will then tend to come to the surface.

Swami Vivekananda, Selections from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Kendra Crossen Burroughs