(Pro 13:20 KJV) He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Hanging with the wrong people can be destructive. It isn’t just a bad influence. Here the NASB and the KJV translate from different Hebrew words. In the NASB it says we will “suffer harm” (7489a). The KJV says “destroyed” (7321) from a word that means battle cry but in this tense means to destroy. Take your pick. I don’t have the tools with me to find out why they are different but either one is bad news.
So? Often you have no choice. Many times you do. Make the choice that leads to life and hope.