Do you think that there are some people that influence other people

@joystick (1680)
February 20, 2011 5:44pm CST
I think that older people can teach the younger people a few things like, how to save money as well as picking the right things to do.Also there are people that tend to make up their minds what other people are like and then they tend to tell a person to beware of a person, the older people are always right in their choice as they can see things that the younger people can not see.
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@Liliac26 (558)
• Romania
21 Feb 11
I think people influence each other all the time. It's the essence of what human society is all about. We learn from each other, we imitate each other and we shape our behaviors according to other people's expectations. Young people are inexperienced and need models of behavior, that's why they're easily subjected to outside influence.
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
20 Feb 11
ya, i think not many people which can influence another man.. let me give you example... in US, not many people like John F Kennedy which can give inspiration for many US people ... in music world, not many like The Beatles which their song can influence million people over the world..
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
23 Feb 11
I don't even think that it always has to be older people that inspire younger people. I think that there are times that a younger person can be an inspiration to older people. The example that comes to mind is a little boy that my mother and I taught in Sunday school many years ago, his name was Jarrett Mynear. Jarrett had battled cancer since he was two years old and as a result had spent much of his life in and out of the hospital. He ended up establishing a program to give out toys to children in hospitals during his lifetime. He passed away about nine years ago, but he taught me to be a less selfish person than I had once been.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
I agree... I would say thatnot many people have the gift that can convonce or influence people... Though most people are easily influenced by friends and family because they ar the ones we are always with. .
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
22 Feb 11
I think you are correct. People do have a preconceived idea of how someone is before they even speak to them. Judgement based on another person opinion, by a persons looks, etc. It is unfortunate that people are this way. I think they miss out on some great people by having these bias. Younger people can learn alot from their elders if they didn't think they new it all ready.
• United States
21 Feb 11
do you think? of course man everyone thinks as for there being people that influence other people definately know that there is older people influence younger ones and vice-versa and although older people see what younger people dont youll be surprised that older people are wrong at times
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
21 Feb 11
I think that a person's influence on another person can go far beyond age. Yes, I willl agree that the majority of the time, an older person can greratly influence a younger person, but I also believe that a person of the same age or younger can influence another just as easily. Have you ever heard the saying, "birds of a feather flock together"? I have noticed, time and time again, that people tend to hang around others that are similar to, or those that they want to be more similar to. For example, a person who is always struggling with making good financial decisions will either have friends that also have trouble, or hang around those that don't struggle as much because the person is trying to learn how become more responsible. On the other hand, a prson who is generally responsible may become less responsible when hanging around others who have a negative influence. I do believe that with age comes wisdom on many levels. I have listened to many elderly people talk about things that they have gone through in their own lives and have listened to the sometimes silent lessond that they are trying to teach, and I have found that if you really do listen, you can learn a lot. Whether they have an insight on the person you are dating, the job you have, or how it may benft you to make a change in your life, more often than not, the older, the wiser and they are right on target. I wouldn't necessarily say that they see things that younger people cannot, I would say that through their own life experiences, they have gained the knowledge that younger people have not yet gained.
@SIMPLYD (79635)
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
There are some people who tries to brainwash other people to think of someone as like this and like that. There are also others who can influence others even without telling them to. Example, celebrities would endorse a product and their fans would buy it because it's endorsed by their idols.
• China
21 Feb 11
We are influenced by anybody and we influence anybody every day. Not everyone can influence thousands of or millions of people, but everyone can influence the people aroud them. The influence maybe good or bad, but we can't deny it. It is very lucky that be guided by a bright person no matter wheare he is old or young.
@hlgmdt (301)
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
Yes, I think there are people who influence others. The family in which we belong, for instance, has a role in what we are or what we have become. It is not unusual for a child to follow the career footsteps of his/her parents. Peers influence one another. Husband and wives influence one another. However, the degree of influence may depend on the individuals' relationship, the level of respect the other person has for the 'influential' one, and the credibility of the 'influential' person. Individuals are given the will and freedom to make decisions, so at the end of the day, it becomes their choice if they allow themselves to be influenced or not.
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Feb 11
Several generations used to live in one dwelling. The younger generation had respect for their elders and learned from them. Older people aren't always right but they do have experience. Sort of a Waltons situation if you will. I think it is good for all involved. Now days every body lives on their own. I think it is silly. Big houses with several generations and learning about life things you wouldn't learn other wise. And perhaps earlier as well. Learning respect and traditional values. I think we would all be much better off.
• Singapore
21 Feb 11
People influence one another irregardless of age. Older people can influence the younger generation with their experience but younger people can also influence the elders with their innovation. Most importantly, oneself must be able to distinguish if an influence is good or bad.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
21 Feb 11
I see so many young people where I work and most could care less learning from older people! They are college students and they think they know everything! They think they will have no trouble out in the real world when they graduate! Some I work with brag they will be long gone with they graduate and we will all be jealous of them! Life doesn't work that way and some students will go out into the world and will be shell shocked! I think all generations can be like this but I think it is worse with the latest generation! I have learnt from people over the years. Mostly from friends and people I have worked with. If you open your mind you can learn alot form other people!
@jhaidro (879)
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
I think that people definitely influences others regardless of any differences. You are right that older people teaches the you ones about what is right and wrong. I see this as something nice that older people do. I think that they have the experience and wisdom to do this. However, at times, kids also has something to teach people older than them. Sometimes, kids teaches us things out of the simplicity of their ways. It gives us the realization to appreciate the things around us.