It is true that we are largely influenced by the company we choose to keep and so it is important to choose associations wisely. If you we hang around with the chickens of the world, we may become negative, impulsive and impatient like those who have not got the truth of Gods word in their hearts.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
It is our believe and our faith in God that sets us apart.
sinful acts are often preceded by definite thoughts. (Isn’t this what temptation is all about?) It is the duty of every Christian to learn to identify, with God’s help, the first steps in this process, because dwelling on wrong thoughts lead almost inevitably to sin.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Phillippians 4:8
Sister Write wrote over a century ago, half of the health problems begin in the mind in her book "Mind character and personality"
The mind is very powerful so we have to be careful of what we think about
we should only have good thinking
The mind is a very powerful thing. The way we think can make or break you as a person. We must always try and tune our minds to positive and life building thoughts. Inevitable as Human beings we are likely to fall, but if our mind has been trained to be positive, we will bounce back from this.
Some people get depressed easily because they cannot control their minds. Yes some people are clinically sick and may actually have a health problem regarding this. But there are some of us who are so bent on being negative that we can affect other.
I think we as christians can help them by trying to help them to focus on Christ. I think Christ is inevitable the one who can help. I don't agree that we should ignore them. We should be strong enough not to let them bring us down but to try and influence them by OUR positive thinking.
With time they may come around, but do not give up and ignore them.