Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Students are more influenced by their teachers than their friends. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

In my culture, teachers are compared next to god. Teachers play a crucial role in shaping any individual's personality and thinking process. I strongly support the statement, "Students are more influenced by their teachers than by their friends".In this article, I will present two reasons to explain my stance on this statement. To begin with, students see teachers as their ideal from a young age. From a young age, students see teachers as very mature and understanding person, they admire these character and wants to become like them in the future. In my childhood, when I was in 3rd standard, I was highly influenced by my English teacher. He was very calm and understanding, and he excitingly taught us, all of the class liked his way of explaining any story and helping us remember and reciting poems. Furthermore, during that time I wanted to be like him, and because of this, I think that teachers influence students more than any other person. Secondly, the teacher plays the role of the guide during adult time. Mostly in adulthood, a student needs help in coping with the pressure of different exams and seeking guidance. Those teachers who help the students in this confusing time impact the students profoundly. During my JEE preparation, I was highly influenced by my Physics teacher because I was very much interested in Physics subject and I liked how easily he solved the problem and how he explained any concept of physics, he also helped me during my preparation time. Due to this, I think students are more influenced by their teachers than their friends. In conclusion, I strongly think that teachers are more influential than our friends for two reasons. One student see them as their ideal during their young age, and during their adulthood, they see them as their guide to the unknown future.
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