Good morning! I hope that you are having a good week. I am, especially since I did not get any snow yesterday. I read that parts of Maine received up to 7 inches of snow, goodness we are having a crazy Spring.
My mother always taught me to never speak about politics or money and so I am not going to discuss either but what I am curious about is who or what influences your choices in fashion, politics, investing, etc.
The reason I am curious is because recently it was reported that the presidential candidates are “pulling out all the stops” with their friends in the entertainment industry in hopes of influencing peoples votes.
I am not and have never been influenced whatsoever by an actor, musician, or singer in the way I vote, or what issues are important to me. Why do I care if a leading actor or musician is endorsing a candidate? And frankly why should I care? I can admire their acting ability but what do I know about their education, allegiance, and affiliations? And why does the fact that you make 20 million dollars a movie make you an expert on a candidate or issue(not that they are implying it does)?
I have also never felt compelled to purchase food, fashion, perfume, cars or consumer products because a singer or actor that I respect and admire star in their commercials. Have you? Are you swayed into a major or minor purchase like a car or a candy bar because Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt are seen in the ads?
I certainly respect, (even if I do not agree), other peoples opinions. I will often listen to their speeches, and talks but I sometimes find that many of these so called “influencer’s” are hypocrites. They speak from both ends of their mouths or have another agenda, i.e. their own. No matter, most people do but honestly I just find it hard to believe that because a person watches a TV show, or loves a movie or band that they buy water, eat pizza, or a burger, or cast a vote for something so important as president based on the influence of these people. Am I missing something?
Do you find yourself trying a product because a writer from a blog recommends it? I think maybe 5 years ago I would be more apt to purchase a product on the recommendation of a blog. These days not so much because so many blog have turned into one big ad space.
I find more often than not that I am influenced by my upbringing, my education and people in my circle, my parents and friends. That said, I know what I like and do not like and it doesn’t matter who you are or what you say you are never going to convince me to eat seafood, to sell off my stocks and put my money in a mattress or to purchase the entire line of Kayne West’s latest clothing( nude body stockings don’t suit my body type).
I would love to know what you think about celebrity endorsements of products,, candidates, etc. Do you find yourself influenced by them? If so, why? If not, why? Are you influenced by social media and people that you follow on blogs, Instagram and Facebook?
What does influences you?
Thanks for sharing, I hope that you have a nice day.