When a prominent magazine issues a list titled, ““The 100 Most Influential People in the World,” you expect to be…oh, I don’t know…inspired?
While the Passion that Misty shows is the same passion and feeling that many of us share…
We must go back and look at the denotation, not the connotation of Influential, or Influence:
[in-floo-uhns] noun, verb, in·flu·enced, in·flu·enc·ing.
the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others: He used family influence to get the contract.
the action or process of producing effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of another or others: Her mother’s influence made her stay.
a person or thing that exerts influence: He is an influence for the good.
While Richards is far from being an Ideal, Positive, Just, or Loving Influence, she did Influence our country, our media and our lives greatly.
Thus, I do not like that she or some of the other women on the list are there, but they have had some influence in our World, in our Nation.
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