The saying goes that you're a combination of the five people you spend your time with the most.
George Washington said: "Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."
There is also a saying about avoiding negative people, for they will bring you down to that level.
But what if that negative person is trying to "associate with men of good quality" and you're one of them?
Make sure you don't hold someone back who is looking for your help. Just make sure your help is what they're after.