(Pro 22:25 KJV) Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
I have heard that if I am ever at a formal dinner and don’t know which fork to use then I should watch the person next to me for clues. That is good advice when we are thinking but much of what we do in life is based on unthinking observation not careful calculation. When I am in a crowd I will sometimes go with the flow. If I am on a surface that leans left, I will lean right. We often follow others.
So? That means we need to be thoughtful about whom we chose for friends or just acquaintances. You don’t want to end up in the wrong line.