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influence

Astrology an ethereal fluid or occult power regarded as emanating from the stars and affecting a person's actions, future, etc.

Influence

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Astrologers often speak of the correlation between planetary positions and earthly events in terms of influence, as if the planets actually exert forces—analogous to gravity or magnetism—that cause a particular incident. If pressed for an explanation, however, the majority of professional astrologers would probably offer a different type of explanation, such as the Jungian notion of synchronicity.

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By surfacing Kant's distinction between perfect and imperfect obligations in the context of what are thought to be important and influenceable freedoms, Sen has provided the moral argument against those who would say "it's not my problem.
Also, because they are more gullible or influenceable when they are young, they may well--though not necessarily always--be more disturbable in their childhood and adolescence than when they are older.
A secret aficionado of the feel-good favourites ( think Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Fame ( I just hoped I would be able to capture some of the spark that comes from loving a film from those influenceable teenage years.