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Easily Influenced - August 11th 2009, 09:42 PM

Not really sure where I should put this so I'll put it here.

I seem to be really easily influenced. Not by people but by books, films and what's on tv.
Example 1: I watched Legally Blonde and wanted to become a lawyer.
Example 2: I watched someone on Big Brother and wanted to be a chef like him and own my own restaurant.
Example 3: I read Harry Potter and wanted a pet owl like Hedwig.
Example 4: I watched coronation street and someone had just come out as gay. I convinced myself I was in love with a girl at my school.

I'm sure there's been more than that but I can't remember anymore right now. Is anyone else like this or has anyone else been like this?

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Re: Easily Influenced - August 11th 2009, 09:59 PM

I do the same thing too!
I think sometimes I want the happy endings and the better life I sometimes see in movies, books, or TV shows. I just have to remember this is my life. It shouldn't be someone else's. It is about what I want, and while you might want these things, do you want the things or the perks around them? If you really do what the things, such as an owl, then make a list of the pros and cons of buying them. You might find that you don't want one anymore.
As for wanting a career, why do you want it? Jobs aren’t as great as there are in the movies. Look into how jobs really are. If you want to be a chef or lawyer, talk to one! They can answer any questions you might have.
Don't forget imagination though. It is good to dream and wonder and explore every option. Dream! It is good for the heart.
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Re: Easily Influenced - August 12th 2009, 01:12 AM

I know lots of people like that, you're definately not alone. Nothing wrong with it
Though personally, no I can't say I've been that influenced by something. Maybe when I was younger I wished I had superpowers and stuff. Not recently though, no.
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Re: Easily Influenced - August 12th 2009, 01:38 AM

I do that too! So just now I read this thread http://forums.teenhelp.org/f7-pregna...regnancy-test/ and decided I wanted to be the mother of a pregnant teenager.

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Re: Easily Influenced - August 13th 2009, 12:41 AM

I am excatly the same lol
with everything

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Re: Easily Influenced - August 13th 2009, 01:41 AM

Same! But I think I get inspired more than influenced by. We should start a club.

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Leaving you alone in your separate body, but the one you love is still there.

That's a miracle.

You can go to heaven and come back alive. You can go back anytime you want with the one you love.

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Re: Easily Influenced - August 13th 2009, 02:44 AM

Oh mannn.

I'm the same way.

I'll do this after reading a sports article, and my opinion on that article's opinion completely changes.

I think humans are easily influenced by media.
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Re: Easily Influenced - August 13th 2009, 02:53 AM

Gah, I totally know how you feel. Last year, we had a couple of people do career presentations to my class. After every presentation, literally, I wanted to do that career. I'm starting to try and decide where I should go to university. After I speak to somebody that says even HALF-DECENT good things about a university, I automatically think: "THAT'S the place. It's so clear to me now." It's absolutely brutal!

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Re: Easily Influenced - August 13th 2009, 03:48 PM

As is obvious, you are not alone in that situation....I do it too..

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