Choose your neighbors before you buy your house. -West African Proverb
This West African Proverb is referring to trust and influence. Before we choose to 'settle' somewhere, we must select our neighbors carefully. Imagine having a noisy, annoying neighbor? This can make your life a disaster, disrupting your peace, sleep and even quiet time. This proverb is also relating to people that enter our lives. Before we get into relationships, close friendships, or selecting business partners, we should build trust and take our time to analyze their personality before proceeding as they will have the ability to either break or make us.