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Influence by a Loved One

PetersSmith
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9/3/2016 9:38:48 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
Before I made a thread about ideologies and how they changed for you over time. However, family has a tendency to influence our "person" as well. We have potential candidates being: Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Close Friend, Lover (gf/bf, wife/husband, etc.), Grandfather, Grandmother, Distant Cousin, Close Cousin, or your Pet (if you're one of "those" people).

So, which of your loved ones has had the most influence on you? This could range from ideology and religion to even who you are as a person. Who were you closest to? Who do you look up to the most? Did the one who influenced you the most change over time? Discuss.
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9/4/2016 10:17:01 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/3/2016 9:38:48 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
Before I made a thread about ideologies and how they changed for you over time. However, family has a tendency to influence our "person" as well. We have potential candidates being: Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Close Friend, Lover (gf/bf, wife/husband, etc.), Grandfather, Grandmother, Distant Cousin, Close Cousin, or your Pet (if you're one of "those" people).

So, which of your loved ones has had the most influence on you? This could range from ideology and religion to even who you are as a person. Who were you closest to? Who do you look up to the most? Did the one who influenced you the most change over time? Discuss.

In the past, my family had influenced me a lot when it comes to Religion as I was a hardcore Roman Catholic but that was the past. Some of my closest friends have influenced my opinion about the EU, abortion etc. The person I look up to the most, is my grandfather, even though we have different stances on economy and he still is a Roman Catholic, I still agree with him on many other things, funnily enough.
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9/4/2016 11:35:51 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 9/3/2016 9:38:48 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
Before I made a thread about ideologies and how they changed for you over time. However, family has a tendency to influence our "person" as well. We have potential candidates being: Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Close Friend, Lover (gf/bf, wife/husband, etc.), Grandfather, Grandmother, Distant Cousin, Close Cousin, or your Pet (if you're one of "those" people).

So, which of your loved ones has had the most influence on you? This could range from ideology and religion to even who you are as a person. Who were you closest to? Who do you look up to the most? Did the one who influenced you the most change over time? Discuss.

Actually, your pet influencing your beliefs may not be as dumb as it sounds.

(I'm too lazy to find sources to confirm this, so treat it as hypothesis, not a fact)

If you live with numerous pets, you're probably more likely to support animal welfare and by extension, other animal related topics (IE environmental protection). I feel like there would be research on this somewhere in Academia, but I can't be bothered looking.
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