Environment Vs Individualism

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Individuals are sensitive to their surroundings to survive, therefore individuals have an innate awareness of their environment and relate themselves to the qualities of a certain environment. Individuals are born with the idea of change instilled into their minds until they learn that in order to thrive in their environment, an individual must behave and think suitably to the status quo. As individuals age, they learn to conform to their environment’s shared norms instead of defining themselves by their individualism. Individuals believe it is what they want to think and determine but essentially it is the conceptions of their environment they surround themselves with contends to. This suggests that an individual’s mind becomes one headquarter …show more content…
Substantially, independent thought produces original ideas and is the key factor by which an individual progresses. When individuals are dependent on one environment, “the features of our immediate social and physical world”, (Gladwell 162) to determine their notion of experience. A single environment has the power to “shape who we are and how we act” (Gladwell 162). In a social world, individuals conform into following a “trusted person”. In a physical world, individuals are limited to the idealization and complicity of their immediate surroundings. One’s immediate physical and social world shapes one’s beliefs, influences their choices, and consequently determines their behavior. In “The Power of Context” by Macolm Gladwell, “The Mega-Marketing of Depression in Japan” by Ethan Watters and “Alone Together” by Sherry Turkle, individuals allow their immediate social and physical world to control their behavior. The restriction of one environment suggests a regulation of one’s mind in accordance to a set

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