Do you believe that the people around you shaped who you are today? Who forms the environment around you? As you read this article keep on open mind and think about it later.
Ok, first the environment around you consists of almost everything however it starts from the people who are the closest with you. When you are young, they are your parents. When you go to school, if you spend most of your time with your friends, your friends will gradually change you as well. That is one reason why it is important to get into a good school, at least the chances of mixing with the right company is higher than a lousy school in a problem neighbour.
Other than your family members and friends, the media holds a good source of lessons to learn from. The books, magazines, newspaper, television, movies, radio and advertisements are trying to rely a message or value to the audience, you. What we want to pick up from these media is uncontrollable by anybody but you. If there was a heart-warming scene that hits your soft spot, it just reinforces your believe. In the past, smoking advertisements with actors or actresses displaying that it was cool to smoke and if you weren't smoking you are not cool. The media is actually a powerful way that can shape the country.
Have you heard people say, like father like son or like mother like daughter? Normally, we were young innocent kids, we tend to learn things fast and we will definitely pick up at least a handful of traits similar to our parents be it from our mother or father. Personally, I have some traits from both, hopefully its more good than bad.
Not long ago I was watching a Youtube video on Will Smith and who he was today was because his father taught him a valuable lesson when he was young. When he was young, his father tore down his store's wall and asked Will and his brothers to rebuild it. When they said it was impossible, his father replied, There was no such thing as impossible. In the video, Will Smith also mentioned that his grandmother always told him that, If you are here make sure you make a difference.
Without great wisdom and guidance from his family, I do not believe he could have been where he is today and continuing inspiring so many others in the world.
If you would like to have fast change in your life, start changing your environment.