My influence on others

Influence – The Power to Affect May 26, 2011

What’s it like to be on the receiving end of you?

Hi Laurie
A very thought provoking question.
How could I possibly know what it is like to be on the receiving end of me, except by what others tell me?
How much of what others tell me is effected by what they think I want to hear?
How much of what we hear is influenced by cultural matters?
How much of what we “receive” from another is influenced by cultural matter beyond the awareness of either sender or receiver?
How much of what we send is conscious, vs unconscious?
Fascinating to contemplate how incomplete and unreliable is our information about ourselves!

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) with reasonable security, tools, resources and degrees of freedom, and reasonable examples of the natural environment; and that is going to demand responsibility from all of us - see
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2 Responses to My influence on others

  1. holessence says:

    Ted – I’ve always considered it a privilege to be on the receiving end of you because you scrutinize and challenge. I appreciate and respect that. Like you, I feel that if something can’t hold up to close examination, it’s not worth embracing.


  2. Thanks Laurie.

    And sometimes communication becomes difficult when the ways we have of scrutinising the ways we have of scrutising are so different (and yes – the recursion in there was intentional).

    Once one starts the process of examining how we know what we know, and one continues that through a few iterations, one can get a long way from people who are yet to examine such things even once (Ayn Rand is a great place to start).


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