Friends are the most important choice
So much has been said. Anything in the vein of “you are the average of your five closest friends” is essentially true.
It’s inhuman to select friends for what they will do for you. I don’t want to be that person.
It’s also true that you should be deliberate in all of your time.
You should not suffer fools, although you can help them climb their curve if that is your fulfillment. Indeed, if you remain with them you should – as a good friend and in the interest of your friends – demand the best of them. It is an insult to fail to do this.
If you are honest with yourself you will care about your time spent. Was it worth it to spend that evening with that friend?
If the answer is no, then you are failing to find fulfillment and you need to make a change. Help them, fix the relationship or exit the friendship.
If the answer is yes, then you have something you can both build upon.
This is an urgent and defining aspect of your use of time.