It makes sense that as we go through life, others have an impact on you. It is also true that you have an impact on them as well. How?
It is only natural to think primarily about yourself. You have wants and needs, and meeting them takes up a majority of your time and effort.
However, it is beneficial to think about other people occasionally, as well. You might consider how other people feel, and what they might need or want.
Listen to a podcast where Michael and Lee discuss a related question: ‘What are our responsibilities to others?’ We also discuss a bonus question: ‘Are we too busy?’
One thing that you may not have considered is what effect you might have on the people around you.
It is pretty easy to understand the impact that people around you have on you. A teacher might inspire you. A bad driver can frustrate you. Someone who flirts with you may bring excitement, and so on.
However, what about the reverse? What do your actions, your example, your conversation mean to the people you come into contact with? Do you inspire, frustrate, or flirt?
And as a corollary, might you change the way you interact with people, to try and bring about different reactions?
What impact do you have on other people?