HRP LETTER SERIES: LETTER TO MY FRIEND ACCEPTING WRONG INFLUENCE
I am most glad to have the opportunity to write to you once more. I do hope your week was fruitful as much as eventful. As I remember the beautiful dish of jollof rice, beef and salad, I can’t keep off the thought of accepting wrong influence. Note that this is not synonymous to being wrongly influenced.
Wrong influence or atmosphere as the case may be is like your favourite meal placed in front of you. You can refuse it even though it threatens your taste buds. It is enticing to look upon but accepting it is your choice. That is how accepting to be influenced is a choice not a blind act.
So friend, a good litmus test is the nudge you get after being rude, after having an outburst of anger. It is your conscience telling you to back off before it’s too late and if you do, good for you. It is therefore a matter of willpower to be influenced by anyone.
To my friend that is being wrongly influenced, it isn’t farfetched to say it is same as being enticed by what you love and crave for. Nobody asks if you want more food when you’re picking on your meal. The force of an influence increases with respect to your response to it.
Friend, can you choose to ignore when you’re enticed to by the company of those that are wrong? Yes, would you look insane or outdated at that time? Yes, possibly. But we shouldn’t trade our futures for the words of the now that have no positive impact. Be rather mocked by the foolish than lose the company of the wise.
Accepting wrong influence might have no immediate effect but the constant aura of the wrong would destroy your good future as a matter of fact pick your heels and flee when your company supports your wrongs and when you are not getting a firm rebuke when wrong. Choose your company wisely friend.
Till we meet again, make wise choices, don’t set up explosives that could blow you up in the future. Mix with people of positive and factual beliefs. Please drop a comment friend. For a personal message please send us a message on whatsapp at 09057180149 or send us a mail at [email protected] Have a great week!
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