Harold Bloom pinned the importance of influence and Twitter confirms it

Influence is a sweet word for the way life operates
Each person is a more or less sensitive receptor
And a major influential broadcaster
And when two or more are gathered and in sensor mode
watch out
Influences of all sorts and conditions fly about in more profusion
than atoms
and have more force than funny cars

We would like to see it otherwise to skirt the implications
of influence when a supreme hostile vibe from one
survives deep sleep in another and becomes a cause celebre
whose randomness is no longer germane

Thank Abba then for will 
That would be the power of saying no
to direct inner traffic
to purge
to be oneself
in some semblance of control

What an achievement
and what a mystery are we

We live by influence
Best we not die by it

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