Hi Tamarea, I enjoyed reading your post this week. When it comes to persuasion, there are often times we are persuaded and influenced by others and aren't aware of it initially. This is because influence (and the ability other people, situations, environments, and outside forces) is typically an act and affect performed on a subconscious or unconscious level. Plenty of individuals desire both a sense of belonging, being connected to others, and the ability to stand out from the crowd. They feel confident making decisions they believe are common or will help them fit in. This is further empowered by those we have a strong connection with. Hi Elizabeth, I hope all is well. It is great to see you continuing your pursuit for higher education with your MBA track. Being able to keep up with so many things at home, as well as a Master's program, is commendable. I'm sure everyone can take something away from you and your dedication. I wish you well and success in the rest of your endeavors.