So I was having an identity crisis and I didn’t even know it. Couldn’t sleep properly for a couple nights. Couldn’t get the committee in my head (I like to refer my head as a committee cause it feels like there are 12 little minions in there analyzing, debating, strategizing and arguing all day)…anyways, I couldn’t get my committee to shut up. One side tells me that I’m over analyzing things and should chillax, the others side tells me to start planning and have 500 different contingencies. Its quite annoying when your head is going at mach 3, or should I say mach 4? Cause mach 3 is obsolete like Avro Arrow age (I’ve seen that plane before btw). I guess I’m in a position where I don’t know where I’m going and I’m trying to escape from some stuff in life that is hard to deal with. But lets face it, stressing out is actually ineffective. It bleaches your youthful hair (3 strands of my hair turned white, but my aesthetic conscious friend pulled it out). Stressing out is time consuming because the very action of thinking about something takes time. And since time is valuable, it should be spent wisely, like reading a book by CS. Lewis, or write a rap, or write a letter to the Members of Parliament because our government [Canadian government] is crappy to the point that it’s quite despairing to follow Canadian politics. By stressing we fantasize all possibilities when nothing is really happening and we’re really just psyching ourselves out.
Charles Faulkner’s pyramid depicts five different degrees of influence. In his article he described each level in the following manner.
-Environment. One can influence a person’s environment via ads, propaganda, billboards etc.
-Behavior. One can influence a person’s behavior with laws/rules and enforcement etc.
-Capabilities. One can influence a person’s capabilities with incentives, money and membership etc.
-Values and Beliefs. Influence a person’s values and belief with authority and social pressure etc.
-Identity. One can influence a person by addressing their identity (who a person think or feel who he or she wants to be).
Faulkner described that “Identity” or the ability to appeal/sway or shape identity is the most significant form of influence.