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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Influence



I may be lame, but the most influential people in my life are my parents. I’ve never been one to simply follow the crowd, but I always did what I felt was right. Because of that I didn’t have very many friends growing up, so my parents and became my friends. I spend every day with them talking to them and hearing what they have to say about certain things and their opinions. I think that because I am such an introvert people in general don’t actually influence me. People that are constantly in the media (like celebrities) or “popular” people in school don’t influence me because I don’t know them, in a way care I don’t really care about their opinion or what way they want me to live my life. Their opinion will never change who I am or what I believe because they haven’t taken the time to break down my walls and get to know me. I think that people who take that time to get to know me and what I believe are the people that influence me. So far that list is very short maybe 3 people, including my parents. I think another reason my parents influence me most is because I like where they are in life. I like who they are, how happy they are, how patient and understanding they are; and one day I would like to have what they have. I think because I want that I allow them to influence me more than anyone else because they have gotten it right. Henry Drummond said “The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.”

3 comments:

  1. Don't ever consider yourself lame for any aspect of your life. Lame is a word assigned by one person to a person they do not understand.

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  2. (H3) I think lame is completely the wrong word. I would say honest and thoughtful. Really who influences us more than the people who raise us if you think about it. Either they are their and their great, or their their and their bad, but no matter how you slice it though our parent have a huge influence on our live.

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  3. I also never harbored many friends growing up. Whenever I attained new friends, it seemed like my brain would deliberately forget the old ones. I never had more than 2 or 3 friends, each of which were also general loners.

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