Often the average person does best since everything is well suited for him/her, while the stupid or evil does worse even though he/she appears to do better than his/her skills would give chance to, and the most skilled and moral appear not sto succeed in life. Some think that one should get influence from the happy, but the happy are usually satisfied with their life as it is, with no wish to change just about anything life brings to them, they just happened to be in the right place for them, so one does not learn life skills from them, and one does not learn intelligence either, since the stupid are often most satisfied with the arrangements around. But if one would take influence from the most skilled who are not so satisfied with life, one would learn skills with which to change one'äs life toward much better. And the moral ones tend to understand the workings of a society well, being able to guide their lives with their skills.
In the 90's there were beautiful pop songs in the radio and I used to listent o them, and I learned a lot about life in those times. Nowadays the radio songs have sounded like someone evil sung them, and it has all the time appeared that there are no life skills that one could learn from them, just lousy life, so I often just shut the radio. How much better things would go for all if in the media were those with life skills and skills of running the society well.