(Proverbs 14:7 KJV) Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
How does one follow this advice? I find that I am surrounded by fools. Keep in mind that wisdom starts with a fear of the Lord and the vast majority of people you rub elbows with have no fear of the Lord. That means no wisdom. That means fools. They may be afraid of crystals, breaking a mirror, death or zombies but they have no fear of the Lord.
The first step is to accept it. It is not being judgmental to acknowledge that the majority of people you meet don’t have a clue to the real values of life. It is a simple fact. They can still be nice neighbors, compatible co-workers and a great second baseman for the softball team. While you are cheering the team on remember that it isn’t wisdom you are exhibiting but hospitality.
So? Saturate yourself with wisdom. Tune up your fear. Make the eternal ooze from your spiritual pores. If you can’t get away from them you can at least leave the smell of righteousness.