You know when your children come home from school, and you see that their arguments and their behaviour has changed. The first thing you should find out is if they have been with some new or old friends lately. Most people are easily affected by people and their thoughts. Some people let others opinion have precedence no matter how many good points they have to contribute.
The Sun Is White Today
It is great to have friends and have someone to spend time with, share ideas, have fun, and be yourself. Though it is very important that we understand that friends arguments are colored by their opinions and values. You should make your own opinion about matters rather than letting other people (your friends) decide what you should think. It is like some friends can say; today the sun is white. You won’t believe it because you know that the sun is always yellow. But when you see that all of your friends are saying that the sun is white today, eventually you’ll stand beside them, and say the same. Pressure.
Research, Research, Research
Listen to others opinions, but make your own thoughts about the matter, after you’ve heard all sides. In that way you won’t let your opinions be based on a few distorted opinions that are far from the truth. Rather your opinion will be based on what is right and correct after you`ve researced all sides of the matter, and concluded with your opinion. Since all of us are not born einstein, we sometimes have to ask other people to help us, when there is something that is out of our own understanding. Make sure that you ask people who are reliable and knowledgable and they wouldn`t distort the truth for some benefit, but would rather be bold enough to say it as it is. Not to gain support but to open people`s mind to what is happening.
No matter how many people your socialize with don`t lose your own voice, even when you are in a crowd. Hear all sides of the story but at the end make your own opinion. Talk with experts in the field rather than listening to people`s random opinions about the subject.