Very important. Surrounding yourself with like minded people will make you grow as a person, and help others around you grow as well. You’ve probably heard the adage that Jim Rohn said.
“You are the average of the five people you hang around with the most.”
I believe this statement to be very true. Take a look at your life, notice the people you hang around with, and see exactly what they are doing with their life good or bad. This is very important in recognizing in what areas you want to grow. First, take a look at the people you surround yourself with the most. Notice how you feel when you are around them. What do you talk about? How do they respond to topics that you bring up? Do they uplift you. I believe my previous statement to be the most important one. If you are not feeling uplifted when you are with friends I think there is a serious problem.