And one thing I notice after I've spent time around my family - I leave a little more like them. Maybe you can relate. Do you have a southern accent? A Texas 'drawl'. You know how it is, one short visit home and you come home twangin'.
My folks don't have an accent, but there's still a distinction. A trace of them that ends up all over me. Most of it I like. A lot. Some of it I'd like to - well, er, edit.
It reminds me of this verse from Proverbs:
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20(NIV)
Walk with the wise - ditch the fools. So. . . who are YOU walking with?
(For more wisdom, study Proverbs. You can get started here.)