It is said that "You become like the 5 people you spend most of your time with". This being the case, to ensure non development, growth or change of any kind, always mix with like minded individuals who have no sense of vision or passion for life. Insist on making negative types your bed mates. This way you'll have a ready made group who can say the right thing at the right time just to keep you in place in case you get dreamy ideas above your station. Remembering todays watch phrase at all times "Individual thought or imaginative creativity will set you up for a fall, be safe, just fit in".