Take a moment, ask yourself. What you are now. What you have become. A working men? A parent, a brother, a son, a wife, a husband. or Still the same old person. Or you don't realize that you've changed.
We, to become what we are now are dragged by influence. Our friends, families and environment.
For example myself, a Japanophilic, an artist was an influence of everyone around me. Like my friend, he never like to draw but after the influence of many aspects, he is now be able to draw. A friend of mine influenced me in the world of photography. Soon I bought myself a camera and started seeing the world in a different way. A friend of mine wanted to be a pilot, only to be influenced by a drama show.
But mostly is about friends. You see, your friends shape you. As you go on, influence by influence make way into your thoughts. If you have a friend that have been sad, then you'll become sad as well. If you had a happy-go-lucky friend, then you'll be apart of them as well.
It is interesting how certain influence can turn your life into a different course. So ask yourself, what have you become, what influence that cause you to be that way. Is it good? If it's bad then you'd get influenced in the first place.