Do you believe you are shaped by your environment you grew up in or the one you live in now?
Which has more influence over your life now?
I definitely am a product of my environment. The one I live in now I wish went back to the old days ( a lot less computers ). Although, I am a big internet user today.
The environment you are in now will soon be an environment of your past. However, what we grew up in influences us more. Relationships, reactions, conversations, etc.
Great question! The environment I grew up in has had a greater influence on me; yet I have had to adapt to the one in which I live today, esp w/ technology. It was shocking to see the Kennedy and King assasinations and the Watt's riots in my city. I was halfway through college when the Women's Movement and the anti-war protests were in full swing. Roe v Wade was on the ballot, the first Earth Day took place, and man had recently landed on the moon. I feel as if I've straddled two very different eras!
My childhood values still guide me in today's world, and I am especially glad that I learned self-discipline early on. God knows I need it!
Wow Cat! I'm always amazed at people who made it through the times like the ones you mentioned- the strenght through trying times is inspirational to me.
Thank you, Renee:) It's amazing how much has happened in so short a time. There are still some who can add WWII and the Great Depression to that list!
Experts have shown that a person's personality is formed at a very young age. Between the ages of 18 and 24 months old.
I believe my the core of my personality and self value was formed by my environment as a child. My environment now is great but my personality is still tied to those few years as a child and I battle many of those factors daily.
I was shaped 100% by the environment I grew up in and now I am underprepared for the one I live in now! I grew up in a much different world and I'm only talking as far back as the 80's and 90's. I am almost overwhelmed by where we are now and I'm anxious about where we are going. I can't say that I was sheltered as a child and now ill-equipped. I was far from sheltered and grew up in quite a dysfunctional family. Even still, my world was less scarier than this one.
I believe my base character is a result of my childhood environment. Little habits and things I continue to do (such as bite my nails or need to have the lights turned off as soon as I leave an empty room) are caused by my childhood home. As I grow I gain and loose habits and my personality changes as I gain experience and knowledge.
My current environment dictates a large part of my current personality because I have children, so some comments on the tip of my tongue during conversations in front of them must be left unspoken, some movies unwatched and some music listened to covertly.
There is no doubt that once my children mature some hidden aspects of my personality will come back out and I will once again change because my environment will be different.
My previous environment has influenced my life,thoughts and personality. Although I live in a new environment, the past still affects my thoughts.
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