students are more influenced by their teachers than by their friends.

From the dawn of history, human beings have been continuously exposed to the influence of those around them, which have turned them into better or worse ones than they had already been. Nonetheless, the debatable issue on which they have yet to achieve a collective consensus is whether students are more influenced by their teachers than by their friends. My point of view is in line with the ideas of those whose perceptions are the opposite. This claim will be justified in the following essay. First and foremost, psychologically speaking, people are more influenced by those they spend more time with. This is to say; the more time people spend together, the more they influence each other. To elucidate this concept, all individuals, especially students, have at least one close friend to hang out a lot of time with-although close friends' effects are nowhere near to those of family members, they can be incorporated into the families’ category with a slight exaggeration. What is transparent is that not only can close friends affect more than others, including teachers, but they can also play a vital role in shaping character and personality. In contrast, the time range that students are in touch with teachers is so limited that the mutual interaction between them is nothing but scholarly communication, bringing about teachers’ effects be restricted to educational Impact. Hence, it is not wrong to say that teachers' influence in shaping students' characters and changing their favorites and interests will increase only if teachers are students' close friends. Another reason worth mentioning is that people will be influenced by those whose horizons and lines of thought are close to themselves. This view can be precisely generalized to the relationship between students and their teachers. In other words, since teachers are from a generation that is different from students’ one, their consultation and recommendations can barely direct students' thoughts and mentalities. For example, the teachers of the last generation are enthusiastic about listening to traditional music pieces, while new generation students' penchants are to listen to the latest styles of music, such as Rap songs. What can be inferred from this comparative perspective is that their manners are so distinct that teachers can never manipulate their pupils' tendencies and attitudes. To put it simply, gone are the days when the world's changes were -if not stable- so gradual that it didn't matter either what generation people were from or how old they were; the attitudes were roughly on one par. Therefore, without overstatement, it can be said that had it not been for ongoing and day-to-day changes leading to the advent of cutting-edge technologies that change the new generation's approaches, teachers would have the same influence on students as they had in the past. In conclusion, according to the reasons mentioned above, I am of the notion that not only are friends' effects on students much more than those of the teachers, but they can be effective in changing the students' Intellectual trends.
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