Another great Rumi quote:
“If a beetle moves toward rosewater, it proves that the solution is diluted. Beetles love dung, not rose essence.”
This reminds me of how my athletes act around each other sometimes. In order to win the friendship of someone, they will compromise the good parts of themselves, and “lower” themselves to their level. It is good to remember that if a person isn’t attracted to the parts of you that are good, it is because they are not looking for that!