Who do you influence?
A really good question Laurie.
I don’t know.
I attempt to behave in ways that will be a “good influence” on others (where I define good influence as increasing the probability of individual survival, increasing the opportunities for individual liberty, and increasing the probability of responsible action – where responsibility involves reasonable considerations of the impacts of our actions across time and space in our physical, biological and cultural contexts).
All I can do is my best guess in the moment.
How much influence it has is irrelevant in a sense; and I am extremely confident that the more people who adopt a similar approach, the better off we will all be.