Influence Matters!:So beware of what is influencing you!

Sujit Lalwani
Published on: August 2012
So beware of what is influencing you!
Friends - Life is a sum total of all experiences we go through.
Not going into too much of depth of psychology, but still keeping the depth sufficient, I would love to share this aspect of all our lives.

It is natural to act on information that goes into our mind that makes its groove on our heads. The direction of action is aligned to the path of the groove on our mind. Majority of the times even we do not understand a few decisions we take, they are a result of what beliefs we have formed over years due to the circumstances we were a part of, things we have read, people we have listened or things we have listened to (TV, radio, videos etc.), things we have seen (movies, incidents etc.) or people we surrounded ourselves with.

What I essentially try to convey through this is that not all are born with or develop the ability to ensure they keep away from negative influences or they don't let negative things influence them. It doesn't affect you when your will power is strong or the positive things that have influenced you already are way too large & deep in their influence than the negative ones can be.
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By positive i refer to things that lead to your progress, growth, they have positive impact on the society, they have their foundation in positive and cultured values, they are fruitful towards the progress of the world and society at large. By negative I refer to those that lead to inculcating anti-social qualities and negative habits in you.

What I intend to convey from here is that ensure:

1. You keep yourself in the company of good people, who are well informed, educated, positive, energizing, have positive attitudes, optimistic, have good leadership qualities, have positive habits, have vision and make most of their time.

2. Watch serials, sitcoms, movies, videos, documentaries that essentially give you a direction a quality message, knowledge, information etc. Keep away from films that project unnecessary glamour, over philosophical stuff, excessive violence, negative traits (jealousies, frustrations, depressions, drug addictions). Since it's not a possibility to invest time on things that are devoid of these things in today's world - Put your best efforts to ensure till you are capable of inferring right things and not getting negatively influenced just because it has been glamorized on screen(small/big - sitcoms or movies). Movies may reflect someone's life, it may not have things applicable to your life. Know all, but decide what suits yours. Don't be over moved by something; don't 'not' learn things.

3. Read stuff that can make you feel good about yourself. Read stuff that can inspire you, that can build your knowledge, make you positive, strong, wise, help you build depth, and diversity in your perceptions. Engaging in reading about crime, murders, rapes, thefts etc. (regularly might only keep those running on your minds!

4. Be part of events, conversations, programs, meetings, friend circles that can have positive influences in your life, build your wisdom, help you progress, makes you feel up and progressing. Don't be parts of conversations that are about bitching about others, talking things that make absolute non-sense, corrupt, vulgar, (sound cool, but are not) etc.
Majority of the times people surrender to being a part of things that their peers are involved in, it hurts later when you discover that there are better ways of living. So next time you are involved in a group of people who are all doing similar things, do not conclude that it's the way of life. Find out if that has adverse effects, any advantages, if it can help you move forward, feel positive and feel good about yourself(not temporarily).

Just to ensure you are friends with someone do not try and do things you will only regret later.

Hope this article helps you be conscious of what you are feeding your mind with, for, what goes in comes out! Feed your mind right for right actions to come out of you.

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