When the character of a person is not clear, look at his friends
Can a person's character be judged on the basis of his friends' circle? How would you make such a judgement?
This is a Japanese proverb. We come across many people in our day to day life. Some will become acquaintances, not friends. A friend is for lifelong and an acquaintance is for a short time or lifelong where it does not go beyond that. In the case of an acquaintance, it becomes difficult to understand their character. This happens mainly with people in the office or in the neighborhood with whom we come into contact on a regular basis. In such situations, it is better to look at the friends' circle they maintain. In the case of our children also we have to check up from time to time to find the company which they keep. This helps us to see that they do not get into bad circles. It is the case with our acquaintances also.