Our Association – Bandwagoning


In international relations, we usually use the term bandwagoning. Bandwagoning is explained as when powerful actors align with (rather than against) the most powerful. It is inconsistent with balance of power theory, which predicts that nations will align against (and hence “balance”) the most powerful nation. It is necessary to align with the most powerful because the strength of the most powerful covers the less. And the relationship benefits both states in the long run.

Proverbs 13:20 states, “he who walks with the wise shall be wise, but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”


Our association plays a significant role as to the destination we take in life. My grand mother would say “Show me your friend and I can tell you who you are. ” Why? because the people we feel very comfortable with points to who we really are, even though we deny it.

It is not unsurprising that when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) cannot get a criminal, they track their friends. Because people love to settle with people to whom they have a shared value more than with those they have similar skin color.

The interesting part is that we don’t need to be a fool to be destroyed, we just need to hang out with fools. The Word was clear about it. We have heard stories of people dying untimely because they were at the wrong place with the wrong set of people. Association decide destiny.

May we spend time with people to whom we can increase their value and they can increase our value too.


Inspirational Nugget =You’re only as good as the people you have around you.

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