Parents, teachers, and friends are people that most students are close with. These people are the ones we meet every day. How do these persons influence us? Can they potentially change our entire life?
Our parents are the ones that take care of us in our homes. They are also the ones who guide us to the right path for our future. Our teachers are the ones that serve as our parents in school. They are also the ones that help us discover our own talents. Our friends are the ones that help us in solving the problems we can’t solve alone and helps us when we are in need of something. They provide us laughter in school and they make schooling not to be boring.
We are influenced by our parents by teaching us about the world in our early age and later they teach us what is right and wrong. They affect us by teaching us how to do things like cleaning, cooking, to even brushing your teeth. This has a lot of impact in our self-esteem. O the other hand, our teachers has an impact on how we think and this is when we start believing our own thing instead of just listening to what our parents say. Teachers affect our life by showing another way of thinking and doing things. They also help us decide what you want to be. Lastly, friends, from experience, affect our life a lot by having fun and living our life.
Parents, teachers, and friends are the ones that made us in what we are today. They are the ones who contributed on what you know and they also influenced you on the things you like and you not like. They are the ones who made your very own self. These people can potentially change your entire life since they are the ones we truly trust since our childhood. When we have a problem, we turn to them and ask for their advice and these advises can potentially change our entire life. Therefore, Parents, teachers and friends contribute a big part of us.
How can friends affect your life
Almost everyone knows that their friends can affect their life in a way or another but what most people don't know is that this effect is far more powerful than they can imagine.
Your friends don't just influence your decisions but they can alter your view of the world, change your perception and turn you into a different person!!
In this article i am going to tell you how can friends affect your life and how powerful is their influence.
The ways your friends affect your life
- They change your beliefs about things:Beliefs can be changed if they were constantly challenged and if new beliefs were constantly repeated. Lots of my friends had a pessimistic view of the job market before they even had the chance to interact with it. This pessimistic view came from the continues programming they received from their friends in the form of suggestions that are repeated over and over such as "its extremely hard to find a job these days"
- They affect your self confidence: Friends Alter the perception of each other, if the majority of a group thinks that a person is arrogant or snobbish then this belief will be transferred to the whole group. Since believing that someone is treating you in a bad way might be interpreted as a sign that shows that you are not that worthy then such a belief might affect your self confidence badly. In the Solid Self confidence program i explained how this shared perception can lower the self confidence of the whole group including you if you were one of them
- Your friends affect your behavior: An experiment has shown that a monkey that never feared snakes started to fear them when it saw the anxious response of another monkey that feared them!! This means that watching someone who is feeling afraid, anxious or helpless could teach you how to be like him!! (See how fears are learned)
- Your friends can infect you with bad emotions: Why do you think you experience different emotions while watching a movie? Simply because the facial expressions of actors transfers to you their emotional states and the same happens with your friends. Your sad friend might make you feel sad and your depressed friend can let you become depressed on the long term (see How emotions affect communications)
So how to prevent your friends from affecting you?
Don't worry you don't have to change your friends but what you must do is to become conscious of the facts that were mentioned in this article and to filter everything that you hear or see.
Don't accept your friends' view of the world, their beliefs or their opinions without proper realistic filtration. That would be enough to protect you.
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