Influential Person….

Who do you see as the most influential person in the world today?  Why?  How about in YOUR life?  Why?  What is it about influential people that makes them affect others the way they do?  Are these influential people positive or negative influences in your life?  In a well-written paragraph, respond to the prompt using standard business English.  Length should be about 100 words.  Be specific.  Write well!  AND THEN, respond in 2-3 sentences to someone else’s post response.

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59 thoughts on “Influential Person….

  1. callahananthony

    My influential person is Elon Musk. He has developed a platform for space exploration as well as helping with solar energy. He is dedicated to changing the world in a positive way. I know he is dedicated because even though he is a millionaire his annual salary for one of his companies is one dollar. He is influential to me because I see some of myself in him. He loves space and wants to figure out the unknown. He has helped certain people with energy difficulties, he will even make solar powered shingles less expensive than regular shingles. Elon Musk has positively affected my life in a way that shows I can do what I love to do now matter what it is. A specific experience he had was as a child he was terrified of the dark. Instead of being scared of it he used a scientific approach to figure out what darkness really is. He used what he loves, science, to face is his fears and continue with his life. He is an inspiration to me and others around the world.

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    1. ianclemmons

      I would have to agree completely. Elon Musk really knows what he is doing. He really is bringing a new edge to technology and especially culture in general. Elon is showing us a future that is possible and can be achieved. What I love is how he started with nothing and is now practically the face of the future and technology.

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    2. Ya Boi Kade

      Elon Musk sounds really cool. Its awesome that he was scared of the dark and he got over it because he just figured out what the darkness was.

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    3. rugrein

      I completely agree with you, Anthony. Elon Musk is changing the world in a positive way and is improving a lot of lives. Nice paragraph, dude.

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    4. BRIGGZ

      Yeah I agree completely. He seems like a big asset for our government. Musk should keep up what he’s doing.

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  2. emdawgx3

    The most influential person in the world today is Donald Trump. He holds our future in his hands and we don’t ever know where he is going to throw our future next. The most influential person in my life would have to be my grandma. She is always patient and kind and it teaches me to be just the same. An influential person can affect your life in a negative or positive way. The good qualities that you possess could have come from the good influences in your life because we see good things and our human instinct is to mimic it.

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    1. lukebrinegar

      I agree with you that he has the capability to be a very influential person, hopefully he can use his powers for the good of this country.

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      1. connorwatty26

        I agree with both of you. Trump can turn this country around it is just a matter of when and how.

    2. eastell

      I also think Donald Trump is the most influential person in today’s world. I also agree that the qualities we possess affect they way we are.

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  3. lukebrinegar

    The most influential influence in every ones daily life would have to be the media. The media prints a lot of false truths, that many people believe. When there is ever any true news it is questionable for one to believe in. If it is true there is still people that do not think it is true and always have to have their opinion in it. I believe if the media today was to report everything that is true, there would be no more news. People want to see the fake articles and have a topic to argue over and prove their invalid point. This is why I think the media is the most influential influence in today’s world. The most influential people in my life would have to be my friends. I am with my friends the majority of my time, causing my opinions and time to change by what they think sometimes. I think for a majority of teens they would have to say their friends are their biggest influence since some change their beliefs over what they think. This is to me what the biggest influence in the world and to me are.

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    1. emdawgx3

      I’m not sure that the media is a person, however I do agree that everyone is greatly influenced by it, whether it be good or bad. My friends also influence my life, but they’re not the most influential.

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    2. blakereifsteck

      I agree that the media is very influential. They are both positive and negative. I would have to say they are more negative. Good article Luke!

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    3. tol3r23

      Although the media is not a person, you are correct. The media is the biggest influence in the world whether it is positive or negative.

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    4. mullins99

      I agree that the media is very influential. Mostly they are a negative influence on this country and the media can change people aspects on things really easy. Good Job Luke!!

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  4. ianclemmons

    I would have to say that one of the most influential people in the world today would have to be the president, Donald Trump. In my opinion, I do not in anyway agree with him as being our president, but with the power he now holds, the amount of media attention he has gained over the past 2 years, etc., Trump is now the face of our country and that is a big job to be dealt. Trump has definitely been influencing not only our country, but the world as well by how bombastic and closely held his opinions and ideas are. I do believe that he is one of the most influential people in the world, but not necessarily in a good way. My personal biggest influence is Kendrick Lamar. Closely holding the title as one of the best rappers to ever come about, and even in the discussion of being the best of all time, he is more than just a rapper; he is an artist. His music is very diverse and goes into these very compelling themes that tell about real life stories and situations that put into perspective how different life is for everyone. Kendrick’s style is unmatched in the current state of music, he definitely sets himself against of a lot of other artists. What is one of the most influential things about him, besides of course his music, is how humble he stays and how he knows how fortunate his is to be in the position he is. His music is poetic and can shows how even a genre of music like rap or hip hop can still be deep, and can still have lyrics that mean something. There are many influences in my life, but currently Kendrick Lamar is my biggest.

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    1. callahananthony

      I agree that Donald Trump is a very influential person. Your opinions were very strong and I respect that. Music artists are also a big influence, music is a big part of everyday life. Your paragraph was very well detailed and I enjoyed reading it.

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  5. Ya Boi Kade

    In my opinion the most influential person in the world is Chancelor Bennett better known as Chance the Rapper. Chance has been making music since 2012 and never sold an album. In 2016, Chance won 2 Grammys, him winning these meant that he has more grammys than sold albums. On March 3rd 2017 Chance said that he would be donating $1 Million to schools in Chicago. Many people in Chicago and even all over the world look up to him. In my life, Anthony Callahan is the most influential person. He is one of the most hard working students that I’ve ever seen and when he puts his mind to something he can always get it done. Seeing him do all of it makes me want to accomplish all of my life goals.

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  6. connorwatty26

    In my opinion, my dad is the most influential person. He is always pushing me hard whether it be within the classroom or in sports. In the classroom, he encourages me to do my best and when I seem stuck on an assignment, he always seem to figure it out. I always find myself asking him for help and he is a very good resource to use. In addition, my dad is a supporter and a leader when it comes to my extra-curricular activities. During my sports, his is always a helping hand when he wants to improve my game no matter what the sport is. My dad is not only helping me but other people as well. He is seen around the Bismarck community as a great leader and a person to look up to. He is a hero and one of the most influential people I will ever know.

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  7. griffiti42

    The most influential person in my life is my work manager Kayla. She has went through so much in her life but is still a happy-go-lucky person. She is the most honest, straight forward person I have ever met. She stands up for herself and her beliefs and does not let anyone get her down. Kayla is a single mother of two young boys. She is a great mother and so good with her kids. I look up to her because I hope one day to be my own person as she is. She safe guards her thoughts but will show you with actions how she really feels about a situation or person. Kayla will never let her friends down and is there for anyone who needs her. Often she puts other before herself. She respects others as long as they show her the respect back. She is the most positive influence in my life.

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    1. griffiti42

      Also the most influential person in the world is Lady GaGa because she helps people to be confident and expressive of themselves. Many people look up to her as an idol they can trust.

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  8. emdawgx3

    I’m not sure that the media is a person, however I do agree that everyone is greatly influenced by it, whether it be good or bad. My friends also influence my life, but they’re not the most influential.

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  9. eastell

    I think power has a lot to do with whether or not a person is influential. I think Donald Trump is the most influential person in today’s world. He was powerful before the election and now he is even more powerful. Trump was able to win the election even when the majority of Americans were pro-Hillary. The most influential person in my life is my sister, Evanne. I trust and look up to her. She pushes me to work hard and succeed. I believe that some influential people do not intentionally try to affect others, but some use their power to. To me, Evanne is a positive influence, while Trump could possibly be both.

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    1. taylortuttle13

      I completely agree that power has a lot to do with whether someone is influential or not. Most people we think of as influential usually have a lot of power. This is proved as I read through everyone’s comments, finding that most people picked Donald trump, someone with a lot of power.

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    2. loranhickman

      I agree on how power has a lot to deal with if someone is influential or not. i also agree with the statement of Trump of having even more power now.

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  10. blakereifsteck

    Donald Trump is the most influential person in the world. He is both a positive and a negative influence but a positive in my life. He is the leader of the greatest country in the world. He makes the decisions of our country whether they are good or bad. These decisions also influence everyone in the world. Just the other day, he sent the orders to bomb Syria. That decision affected more than just Syria. The most influential person in my life is my dad. He always inspires me to be the best I can be in everything. He is a huge positive influence on my life. Influential people affect other people’s lives because people look up to them. They are a role model others.

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    1. farnsworth23

      You are right about Trump having the power and influence on the world. Your dad is a great guy and I also look up to him.

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  11. mullins99

    The most influential person in the world today is Donald J Trump. He has shown other countries that the U.S.A. does not mess around. Donald Trump for the most part is a man of his word. The most influential person in my life is my dad. My dad everyday stresses to me that education is very important if i want to go somewhere in my life. He also says that education is the key to the world. He is a guy that everyone looks up too. The way influential people talk or what they say can change your mind on many aspects.

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    1. busick99

      Good old Danny Mullins is right. That man once showed me how to properly put a ratchet strap on a dirt bike and that is a lesson I will never forget. You are lucky to have a good father figure a lot of kids these days don’t have.

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  12. tol3r23

    I believe one of the most influential people in the world is Donald Trump. Trump has both a negative and a positive influence on the world. He is the President of the United States, and has a lot of power as leader and chief. Trump also does things that need to be done, but no one else has the guts to do them which is a positive. The negative side is that Trump also assumes things about people that cause drama throughout the media, and they might not be true. The most influential person in my life is my dad. He always tells me what I should do and what I should not do. He motivates me to be the best person I can be and has a positive influence on my life. The reason influential people affect others the way they do is because people look up to them. They are role models and people strive to be just like them.

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  13. brendoug2

    In my opinion, the most influential person in my life and the world today is President Donald Trump. Trump may be frowned upon by a major portion of Americans, but he still has a major effect on US citizens and people around the world. Trump’s principle towards “making America great again” motivates America’s workforce, government, and military. His resiliency is what makes him the most influential person in the world. When dealing with foreign affairs, he always finds a way for other countries to talk about him. The future is in Trump’s hands because of how influential he is.

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  14. desb99

    In the world today I would say the most influential person is our president, Donald Trump. Although I don’t necessarily like him he does have a great influence on the people in our nation. Trump recently launched a missile strike against Syria which could have serious consequences for the United States. Trump ever since he has been in office has caused much uproar among the people in our nation because they don’t agree with some of the racial aspects that Trump has. So going along with the definition of influential, which is having great influence on someone or something, I would say Donald Trump is a great example of an influential person. In my life the most influential person is my father. The reason I said my father is because ever since I was little he is someone who has had a great influence on my life and my decisions. He is the person who has shaped me into the young lady I am today. Influential people affect people they way they do in many ways. They could be someone we look up too so we could take the things they have to say to people in their advice to heart. In my life I would say Donald Trump is a negative influence because he doesn’t really think before he responds and I don’t agree with some of his morals. However, I would say my father, Keith Bell, was a positive influence. My father has never told me anything negative and he has taught me everything I know which has shaped me into the person I am today.

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  15. rugrein

    I believe Time Magazine had it right when they named ISIS the most influential person in the world. To start, who else strikes as much fear into the hearts of nations besides ISIS? Maybe Kim Jong-Un, but with his haircut and babyface I can’t take him seriously. But I digress. ISIS is a threat with its desire for the death of Christianity and cultures around the world. Whether ISIS scares you, angers you, saddens you, or elates you, hearing the name ISIS invokes a reaction in everyone who hears it.
    Now, in my life, the person who influences me the most is my mother. She is the most positive influences in my life as she always has my best interest in mind.
    Influential people, in my opinion, are people who invoke great emotions and reactions in other people.

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    1. Nino

      My mother is also the most influential person in my life. I wouldn’t trade the world for her. I agree that the most influential people are the people who invoke great emotions and reactions in other people.

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  16. busick99

    I feel the most influential person in the world today is Donald Trump. Trump being put into office is going to change world. The decisions that he makes not only affects our country but others as well and its about time this country had a change. The most influential person in my life is my dad, he has taught me a lot over the years. I have been working construction with my dad since I was 10 and have gained a lot of useful knowledge from it . my dad not only influences me but others as well, he has a very positive attitude and passes that on with the others he works with. The world needs more people like my father who are hard working and positive figure on society.

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    1. brendoug2

      I totally agree with you on this comment. People may not agree with some of his policies, but the man definitely knows how to influence millions of people. Just look at the election! Trump was known as a publicity stunt when he announced that he was running for the President of the United States. Now, he is leading our country through an era of difficulty and evolving society by providing speeches that foreshadow the future of the United States.

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  17. taylortuttle13

    In my opinion, the most influential person in the world today is no other than our president Donald Trump. Trump has the power to make big decisions whether they are good or bad. Whether we like it or not these decisions are going to influence us in some way or another. Is Trump a positive or negative influence in my life is a question I do not know how to answer yet but I do hope he will end up being a better president than some people say he will. My grandmother has been the most positive influence on my life. She proved by defeating cancer that you can do anything you put your mind to. My grandmother has always been there for me when I needed her and always pushed me to be the best I can. My Grandmother is not just an influential person in my life but an inspiration as well.

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  18. alyssabell19

    I feel the most influential person in the world today is Taylor Swift. Taylor has done many things to influence people. One of the biggest things I think she has done that has influenced people was changing her genre of music. Switching from country music to pop music allowed people to understand the meaning of being yourself. Personalities change as you get older and you should not be afraid to show who you really are. The most influential person in my life would have to be my mom. My mom has taught me to never depend on anyone except yourself. She was a single mother raising two kids, both involved largely in school activities, and she also worked on top of it. Even when my mom is having one of the worst days she is still positive about other things in her life. She does not allow the bad to break her down. My mom has influence me to always stay positive and look at the bigger picture.

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    1. kylepurdy30

      Taylor Swift is very influential. The music industry continues to grow and she continues to gain popularity. Through her music and actions, Taylor Swift has had an impact on thousands of people. It is great that you have a mother that cares for you and is a great role model.

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    2. professorvance

      I like how your mom stays positive even on a bad day. Taylor swift is definitely herself and encourages others to do so as well. Personalities do change!

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  19. kylepurdy30

    The most influential person in the world today is Michael Jordan. Jordan is widely known as the greatest basketball player of all time and one of the greatest athletes ever. His hard work, determination, and athleticism led him to his successful career. Sports play a large role in our society, it only makes sense that one of the greatest athletes has the greatest influence over society. So many kids and young adults mimic Jordan on and off the basketball court. My father has been the most influential person in my life. He has always been there for me and willing to help. He is well respected by not only his family but others. He is caring, hardworking, and determined. My father has always guided me throughout my life. There is no other person that has had a more positive influence in my life than my father.

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    1. alyssabell19

      This is very good. I personally do not watch basketball all that much and i would have to agree, Jordan has influenced a lot of people. He is a well known person even for those of us who do not watch his games.

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  20. professorvance

    I’d say the biggest influence in my life would be Herbert Wright, he’s a rap artist the gives me the motivation to keep going. He raps about going through the struggle, and also raps about his success. He started out as a gangbanger/drug dealer until he got shot, and changed his mind set and got on the right track with music. His mind set is to get money and see everyone succeed, while appreciating everyday his is given. He talks about how he was a troubled kid and put his mom through a lot and now is supporting his whole family. I respect that in many ways because I can relate.

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  21. tennyson2017

    The most influential person in my life is my dad. He doesn’t let anything get in the way of his ideas. He loves to build cars and bikes and any ideas he gets no matter how insane or impossible they seem he makes it work. If someone tells him he can’t do something he does it just to prove he can do anything he sets his mind to. He is very creative and loves letting his ideas and imagination run wild and show people what he can do. I think he is inspirational because he showed me that i can do anything i want and there are no barriers if i work hard enough and have dedication.

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  22. blakedouglass1

    I believe Donald Trump is the most influential person in the world. Not only has he been a successful businessman, he has also proved to be a powerful leader by being the President of the United States. Trump arguably is the most intelligent businessman in the country. Many people know him because of his diverse sense of character. Trump shows that he is a very outgoing character by being a passionate speaker. Our country definitely needed a smart individual who is willing to make our country great again. In my life, my great-grandpa, Grandpa Ray is the most influential person in my life. I have always looked up to him ever since I was a young kid. He truly is the nicest person that I know and I want to be as successful as what he is. Due to his friendly character, my Grandpa Ray knows the majority of the people that live in the community. His character revolves around chivalry, hard-work, and leadership. He is an amazing person.

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    1. Danielle Bailey

      I would have to agree with you Blake when you say that Trump is a successful businessman. I like how you have information about Trump as well that backs up your writing.

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  23. Danielle Bailey

    The most influential person in the world today in my eyes is Donald Trump. He is a very successful businessman and has a great leadership skills. I believe that he can do many great things for our country. My influential person in my life would have to be my brother Aaron. He always knew the right thing to say at the right time. He was not only a hero to this country but he was my hero at home. The influential people in my life have always had a positive influence on my life. But also have had some negativity in my life as well. I have had many influential people in my life but these two have impacted my life the most.

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    1. blakedouglass1

      I completely agree with your statement. Trump has great leadership skills and proved to be a very successful businessman. I really like how you use your brother as your most influential person. I never knew he was a veteran and I think that’s cool how you respect him for serving our country, but also helping serve you at home.

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  24. michael briggs

    The most influential person in my life would have to be my grandma. She’s like a saint and would do anything in her power to help someone that needs it. She would completely stop what she’s doing to assist me or my family. I don’t know what it is about my grandmother but I feel like anyone and everyone could learn a little something from my grandma. My grandmother has always tried to do the right thing by helping others and making sure to keep the peace. And I think she does a great job in doing that. She is defiantly a positive outcome in my life and I think she is the most influential person in the world and in my perspective.

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  25. Nino

    The most influential person I know is my mother. My mother has always been there for me. She is the women that gave birth to me and the one that has always made an impact in my life. She tries to talk to me about the situations that have been going on in my life even when I don’t feel like talking to anyone. There is no one else in the world that could influence my life more than my mom. She has done so much in her life just so I could have a good one. I am just so blessed to have her in my life and as my mother.

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  26. farnsworth23

    The most influential person in my life is my dad. My dad has been there for me many times before and he will always be there. He always pushes the best out of me and wont settle for anything less. Being around him all of my life has impacted me in more ways than I can count. I can go to him with anything and he will help me get through it. Growing up, my dad has always impressed me. He is a very hard and dedicated worker and his job shows that. He has worked hard for everything he has and he always influences me to do the same. I learn so many things from him and I will never forget them.

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  27. Madison Cade

    The most influential person in today’s society to me would have to be Donald Trump because he controls our country and makes all of the decisions. Most people would not agree but there is nothing they can do to change it. The most influential person in my life would have to be my dad. He has worked hard all of his life for what he has and has taught me that not everything can be handed to me. My dad is a very positive aspect in my life by making me want to work-hard for anything that I want.

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    1. cassidyallison

      I very much agree with this about Donald Trump. Even if people do not agree they have to deal with it because he is now our leader.

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    2. kateexxlynn

      I agree with Maddy when she says that Donald Trump is the most influential person in the world we live in today. Also she is right when she says that no one can change what Donald Trump does.

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  28. cassidyallison

    The most influential person in my life would be my dad. He has taught me how to stand up for what I believe in. He has the most positive effect on my life even when we’re not getting along. He does his best to show me the right path to take through life. My dad supports me on all my decisions that I have made throughout my life. Even if they were bad decisions he still stood by my side. I always find myself going to him to ask for advice when I don’t know what to do.

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  29. kateexxlynn

    The most influential person in my life is my grandma Karen. My grandma is my best friend and means the world to me. My grandma is an amazing and loving person inside and out. She would do anything for anyone at any given time. She has always been right by my side through both good times and bad times. I can trust her with anything she always gives me the best advice regardless the situation. She is a strong women and works very hard to this day for everything she wants and needs. I’m proud to be able to look up to my grandma as my inspiration and my hero.

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  30. loranhickman

    I believe that the most influential person in today’s society is Donald Trump. Trump is our president and has our future in his hands. He is running our country and there isn’t anything any of us can do to change it. Trump has great leadership skills and we have to rely on him. The most influential person in my life is my mom. My mom does everything in her power to make sure my brothers and I have everything we need. She’s always putting our needs and health before her own. She works two jobs just to make sure we have enough money for food and necessities we need. There is no other woman in the world that I would want as my mom and hero.

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    1. catiespicer99

      i agree with you about Trump. He is a very strong person and is in control so people just need to get over it. Also, i love your mom! She is awesome!

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  31. catiespicer99

    I believe that Selena Gomez is a very influential person in the world today. She is very confident in everything that she does and she encourages everyone else to do the same. She believes that whatever you have your heart on doing, go and do it even if people try to stop you. In my life it would be my mom. She is a very strong person and shows me that you can do anything you set your mind to. To me, these people are a positive influence in my life because they taught me to just be myself and do what I set my mind on.

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