Why is it that so many young people today seem to want to inspire, influence and win new friends?
Well, anyone with this goal are not about to inspire or win me over and will only influence me to write this post, so you have at least achieved something, thanks.
One thing to be aware of is that someone with a goal to inspire and influence us is less likely to tell you the whole story. In my view they won’t lie, they will just leave out part of the truth, the part that will not inspire us.
The book by Dale Carnegie “How to Win Friends and Influence People” was written over 70 years ago. Surely we have learned something more since then? Maybe not.
Anyway, I have been around for too long to get sucked in by such an approach. Besides, I am so much more inspired by people that call a spade a spade and offer dissent and a diverse point of view.
I’m not impressed or inspired sorry.