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Power of Images...

Updated: Feb 13

If images or engravings of a person, especially on paper, film and media in various forms are just that, portraits.

Then why are we so persuaded and influenced by the stories portrayed in these images. No one person has all the answers, we look to each other for commonalities, information and representation of ourselves. We then compare and contrast our experiences, it is in our human nature to follow.

Author and Psychologist Rob Henderson references the book 'Influence' by Robert Cialdini stating; "One lesson from social psychology is the influence others have on us.

Research shows we do not have as much control over our thoughts and behavior as we think. We take cues from our environment, especially other people, on how to act. Popular is good. Following the crowd allows us to function in a complicated environment. Most of us do not have time to increase our knowledge of all merchandise and research every advertised item to measure its usefulness or validity."

Just imagine how much of our viewpoints and mindsets would change by diligently doing our own factually based research. Not swayed by everything people say, personal opinions or influential figures. There is so much to learn and uncover about how the power and influence of false images has shaped our beliefs, behaviors and the way we live. Waking up to reality can be shocking, but can also jump start a dying heart drowning in false belief systems back to life. We are what we believe.

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