In my life, my family has influenced me most. I personally have been influenced by Charles Dickens. He also had a great influence on the world, but during his time and today. He is my hero because he stood up for the common people, and stood up against injustice of all kinds.
My family (parents and sisters) is most influential in my life, all on different levels of course. My husband and newborn daughter are certainly the most influential as their health, happiness, and well-being affects me directly and constantly. Every decision I make whether it is major, minor, long-term or short-term, will affect my husband and daughter. I thus have to consider her well-being and have his input and blessings before I proceed with making various decions in life. And he must do the same.
In a previous post, I have discussed who is most influential in my own life. This time, I will discuss the world as a whole.
There are so many influential people in the world today. I would argue that the most influential are people you have never even heard of. They are the people who make decisions about money and about what big companies are going to do. The actions of big companies and of major investors can have a huge impact on the world today. For example, it was investors' worries that drove Greece to the edge of bankruptcy. Now Greece is trying a major austerity program to change its ways. This has happened not because some president or world leader told them to. It has happened, instead, because of the decisions of nameless investors. That is why I think people like those investors are the most influential in the world today.