Honestly. I had promised myself a number of years ago not to keep sponge type people in my life.
Each and every person who is in my life, excluding family for obvious reasons, are around because I choose to have them around.
They are aloowed as far in as I am comfortable for them to be and never any further.
For now, at this moment I am glad to know each of them.
I have no wishes to not know anyone.