I refuse to accept any less in my own life and, in my opinion, we should all live this way.
We will inevitably have to spend time around "low energy" people whether it is work related or family members.
However, any time I get to choose, I choose people who inspire and energize me and allow me to do the same for them. I am finally at a point in my life where I will quickly give any negative, low-energy person their walking papers so fast they become a little blind-sided by it.
Harsh? Maybe, but how many years do we waste before we begin to value whatever we have left? And it doesn't have to be done in a mean way! You can gently send someone down their own path without you in love and light.
My parents used to always tell me (and, of course, I never listened), "you are identified by the company you keep." I finally get how true this is!
The tribe I have surrounded myself with brings such light into my world. I can't really remember how I ever functioned before now...maybe I didn't.