I think the same thing is true of our idea incomes. You’re only going to be as good as the stuff you surround yourself with.
This is such a terrible truth that is so hard for some of us to wrap our arms around. If we hang out with morons and bozos, we may actually become more bozoish and moronic.
Friends are important. Creativity is important.
If you are not hanging with creative people, you are at risk for becoming - well... you figure it out.