Negative influences aren’t always easy to identify. They often seem like positive influences. For example, if you’ve been indoctrinated into a cult, you think it’s wonderful. You missed the warning signs and found yourself deep into something that seems like a positive force. This is why rational thinking is an important component to identifying the right influences.

Belief is a powerful thing. Whether it’s belief in something that’s true or something that’s false. That’s why you have to regularly challenge your beliefs. You definitely don’t want to be someone who has strong beliefs in something that is false. Do everything you can to see things the way they are, instead of how you think they should be.