Who’s Been the Most Influential Person In Your Life?

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ExperienceProject ExperienceProject
26-30, M
42 Responses Jan 25, 2009

My Father. ********* **** ****** **** that's all i can say.

<p>The most influential person in my life has been my Navy fiance'. Since meeting him I've learned what a truly strong person acts like, what a brave and selfless man does for others, and what it feels like to love and be loved. This man has unwittingly shown me about the kind of person I want to be. He gave up his creature comforts and home to not only&nbsp;fight in this war,&nbsp;but to also provide home and freedom to the war-weary and oppressed. After four deployments he's still rock solid and steadfast, compassionate, tender, and strong.</p>

<p>my sister</p>

<p>Any&nbsp;policeman that happens to be around. You don't want to break the law right in front of one</p>

<p>Bob, my first real employer. I was young and he became a mentor and helped my mature between 16 - 18 years of age. He taught me a lot of things a father chould have, but in my case failed to do.</p>

<p>My sister. I also admire her deeply, as she has passed through a very dramatic time at one time in her life, yet she is still the most sweetest, and trusting person, with a very good sense of humour! She has made my day more than once just by speaking with her a few minutes a day!</p>

<p>I think it would have to be my Aunt.&nbsp; She just recentky had a stroke, then hortly after that she had her left foot aputated due to a skin infection.&nbsp; She has not faultered at all her attiude is wonderful.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Nobody, I'm not influence by anyone</p>

<p>My children..they have helped me to find myself and keep me grounded.&nbsp; They have also shown me what true love is..true unconditional love.&nbsp; Without them I do not know where my life would be.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Undoubtedly my dad. He had so much energy, compassion and joy for life. He was one of the funniest people you could hope to meet and I am proud that his characteristics have been passed down the generations to my children</p>

<p>My Daughter, she taught me so many things while she was here,but now that she's gone I'm lost again.</p>

<p>My dad, although now passed away, he will always continue to be an influence on my life.</p>

<p>ok its not a person but i would have to say my TV. I get influenced by Films. Some examples:</p><br />
<p>- Pay it forward (Helping someone out when they need it could see someone helping you out when you most need it)</p><br />
<p>- Terminal (Making the most of a bad situation)</p><br />
<p>- Click (Understanding who/what is most importand in your life like Friends, Family)</p><br />

<p>my mom</p><br />
<p>she always there for me she my best friend</p>

<p>the most influential person in my life is myself....nobody has helped me through the struggle of life but myself ....sure on occasions certain people have helped me but on the whole no ...i am the only one who has been there for me 24/7...i am the only one i can rely on to&nbsp;make sure that i'm ok...i listen to everyones opinion but i make the final decision as to which path to take...i am my own influence as not much else makes sense to me</p>

<p>God, if you count him as a person :)</p>

<p>By far my daughter. I changed who I was and the direction I was heading when she was born. It didn't happen instantly but over time I became a much better person because of her.</p>

I should give the credit to recent 3 decades presidents of US, they managed to ruin my life.

<p>My family....all of them....The ones that are gone....But not forgotten....and the ones that are here right now...Oh y ea....and all of my friends also....H3ll....Might as well tell the truth...Each ond every person in the world has some sort of influence in and on my life.......So I guess I have to sat each and every one that has ever walked on the face of the earth......</p><br />
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<p>My dad, I learned to not be judgmental about others. I was given a great value system by him. I wanted so bad to be a mortician like him but the war in southeast Asia helped me discover&nbsp;I cannot handle the gore.&nbsp; I&nbsp;learned to give my all at work and among my friends. to help those less fortunate than I. Most of all I learned how to love my own child. I lost my dad when&nbsp;I was thirteen. My dad was just an ordinary human in the midst of other ordinary people. However; he taught me more than I realized. When I became an adult I was fighting my opwn beast but I never forgot my dad and what he taught me. its paid off I am rich, not monetarily but friendship wise. who would want todeny that sort of wealth. Through my friends I became me. Thank You dad and thank you god for giving me tyo my earth dad to teach me.</p>

<p>my best friend.</p>

<p>My aunt... she was "everyone's best friend", strong, independent, able. She could make me feel accepted just how I was and was available to anyone, anytime. She was truly inspirational and when I think of her I just want to be more and more like her. In the last couple years of her life she suffered liver failings then died of pnumonia... and still she didn't tell the family because she didn't want us to worry.</p>

<p>no one really has had much influence in my life except me. I do listen to what people have to say but ultimately I do what I please.</p>

<p>my sister</p>

<p>My older sister.&nbsp; I payed attention to how <em>not to get caught, </em>and how to get away with everything that she got busted for as kids.</p>

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<p><strong>&nbsp; I think, since the death of my father, my mother&nbsp; has always been available to talk!</strong></p><br />
<p><strong>In recent years, are my children!</strong></p><br />
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<p><strong>My opinion!</strong></p>

<p>myself & I</p>

<p>my dad he was a star not a bad bone in his body</p>

<p>Gonna have to go with my Abuela... Up until she passed away she was my world. She loved me unconditionally when my own parents didn't know how and I miss, love and think of her daily. She showed me the true meaning of compassion and that has taken me farther than any other lesson.</p><br />
<p>She was there when I took my first breath&nbsp;and I was there, holding her hand, as she took her last.</p>

<p>The inventor of sleeping pills, they brought me up.</p>

<p>Obviously can't give her name, but C.O.&nbsp; She made a comment in a situation once that we should never lower our work ethic because of those around us.&nbsp; I was 18-19 at the time.&nbsp; Don't know why that stayed with me.&nbsp; The message also came with additional instruction and verbage, I had&nbsp;never forgotten it, have used it myself when&nbsp;teaching lessons&nbsp;to&nbsp;students&nbsp;in my care.&nbsp; That, the burn-out reflection of the work/job.&nbsp; You appreciate the message when you are submersed in&nbsp;an environment that lends itself to be&nbsp;be easy for a co-worker to get away without contributing to the course of treatment that they are assigned. It can be amazingly easy for the lazy to be unfound or discovered.&nbsp; It's a work ethics thing, and her words have never left me.&nbsp; I&nbsp;will never forget her.&nbsp; &nbsp;I have never let go what should have been done.&nbsp; And I will always pass on her teachings.&nbsp; It doesn't matter what my job/career in life is, I always give it my all.&nbsp; Thank you C.O.</p>

<p>the most infuential PEOPLE in my life would by my older brother and sister. because no matter what happened in our lives, we almost always stuck together. and no matter what, everything they do affect me in a good way and sometimes bad. they are my biggest influences. i love them with every ounce of my heart.</p>

<p>&nbsp; Without a doubt-my mother. she's the one who's shown me the in's and out's of life. what to do/not to do. Most importantly-she introduced me to God/Jesus. for that one act alone,i'll forever be greatful.</p><br />


<p>Other than Jesus himself, i would say my Grandmother, who raised me,&nbsp;was definitely the most influential person in my life. She died at 94yrs and i can honestly say&nbsp;i never heard her say a bad word against anybody. She was an awesome example of unconditional love.</p>

<p>My step-father.&nbsp; He has been in that role for 50 years.&nbsp; He reminds me not to worry, it will only make me sick & not change anything else, & that whatever will be will be...que sera sera. He's like a buddha someitimes & has taken excellent care of his health, too.</p>

<p>My best friend has also changed my life and opened my eyes to the person I wanted to be instead of being the berson everyone else thought I should be. I found the person hidden inside me and I really like her.</p>

<p>i know i should say God, but truthfully, it's my husband.&nbsp; we've been married for 38+ years, since i was 16 and he was 17.&nbsp; he has taught me about forgiveness, and acceptance, as well as love, in spite imperfection.&nbsp; and don't forget humor!</p><br />

<p>Other than the obvious (my family) i would have to say my best friends father would be the most influential in my life. After my father left my friends father kind of treated me much like his own child teaching me many of the things i know today as well as having me join in discussions about the news of the day and politics. He never tried to tell me how to vote he would ask me questions and ask my opinions and help me figure out which candidate best fit my feelings on any given subject. He also had me come and help out at work and taught me many things about installing windows and siding and he always paid me for helping out. He is a great man.</p>

<p>Oh come on people, don't kid a kidder. The most influential person in anybody's life is us. We are our best influence. Others may have opinions, suggestions, even orders...but we have the final say in everything. I influence myself more than anybody ever will. </p><br />
<p>Think about it.</p>

<p>My Husband....he is patient and kind.&nbsp; Before we were together, I had a bad temper and he has taught me to communicate rather than yell, to compromise rather than destroy and has been the most positive experience in my life.</p>

<p>My Grand Parents. I know you ask for person. But there is no way to seperate the two.</p>