Today I read that I am the average of the 5 people I spend the most time with. For me that would be Mark, Amy, Thomas, Mum and Mark's dad. Before you feel sorry for me and think I'm a Billy no mates, I do have plenty of friends and a handful of really good ones that could be called upon in an emergency. But family are the people I spend the most time with.It starts off positive because age wise that makes me 43.6, slightly younger than I really am. However, it rapidly goes downhill. When I think about the 5 people I become a retired train driver (Mark's Dad) with a penchant for expensive watches, (Mark), while at the same time having an avid interest in frugality and an obsession with post-it notes, (Mum). I am also a pokemon expert. (Amy), and an x-box addict, (Thomas).
Emotion wise I have a laissez-faire attitude to life (Amy), plus a sensitive side (Thomas), and I love nothing better than a good moan, (woe betide anybody offering me a solution to any problems that I'm moaning about) - combination of the remaining three adults.
The book queries whether these are the 5 people you really want to surround yourself with and I have to say seeing the above in black and white I'm not really too sure.
Maybe I should give some serious thought to the opening line!