In the ancient literature: Yogic, Jain, Buddhist and Vedic philosophers have described 8 forces that influence our habits, mindset and behaviors. We are either carried away by attraction towards these forces or get lost through fear or aversion towards some of these.
It is important to be aware of these influences, so we can have better control on ourselves and make positive contributions to our society. These forces of influence, written in the literature in circa 3000BC are: pleasure and pain, praise and blame, fame and disrepute, gain and loss
In addition to these forces there are other factors that can also influence our lives. Some of these are the company we keep, natural factors like weather; financial and economic factors… etc.
What are other forces or factors that influence us and we should be aware?
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