22 hours ago
Have you ever noticed how you change over time based on your social environment? 🌏
It was only when my building’s fire alarm forced all my neighbours outside today that I realized my immediate company is filled with people more than double my age. Later downtown, I felt myself having to pick up my step, surrounded by well-manicured, phone-absorbed busy bodies. I noticed the shift: in my self-awareness, my pace, my energy. 🌆
We can build internal walls to withstand being shaped by our environment in the short term, but over the long run, some of the motivations and values of those around us start to seep in. All it takes is one look south of the border for proof. “You are who you surround yourself with” could not be more true.