You have zero obligation to maintain the relationships you have with negative people...
I don't give a fuck who they are.
If you truly want to become great in life...
This is something you need to take very literally.
The longer you keep these relationships around...
The longer you'll keep yourself from progressing.
Becoming great is hard enough without getting your energy sucked out of you by people who are determined to lose.
Leave them behind.
It’s a requirement.