I considered this recently and while we do choose our company (wisely or not) is it possible to pick and choose? You can't choose you family, co-workers, and the partners of your family, so do they influence you, or do you wish you could disassociate yourself? Is it egotistical to cut ties with people because you don't consider them good enough? Recently I have to decide on some online communities where I felt they were not on my wavelength, and to abandon them simply because interacting was not fun and to be honest most people were not very clever and I didn't wish to be part of that community. Online and in real life, the company you choose to keep does reflect on you, and does influence you subconsciously. Are you conscious of that?