This is something most people don’t want to talk about. It’s a lot more convenient to think that we are only responsible for our own actions and everyone else is responsible for theirs.
However, to a certain extent, we are meant to be our brothers keeper.
We are partially responsible for what those around us do.
We are meant to care for the person next to us as much as ourselves. To look after one another, to look for the best in people, and to encourage taking the right path.
Your actions directly influence the actions of those around you. If you are positive and joyful, the people around you will be more positive and joyful. If you are depressed and sad all the time, the people around you will start feeling the same way.
If you hold a moral high ground, those around you will lift their morals to match yours. If you have no morals or self control, those around you will follow suit.
“People inspire you, or they drain you-choose them wisely.”-Hans Hansen
Your actions have a domino effect, both to you for affecting your future actions, (An object in motion tends to stay in motion) and to those around you because of your influence.
Realize that what you do has a much bigger ripple affect than you think. Take some time and try to view the world as if you were behind your friends eyes instead of your own.
What you do has a much bigger influence than you realize.