March 21, 2011
Your environment can dictate how you feel, act, and perceive others. Based on a list of factors, each thing we experience uniquely shapes us into the individuals we are today. Depending on the amounts we are sheltered and loved, creates who we are.
When I was born, I lived in Bridgeport. I lived on a main road, went to catholic school, and never mowed the lawn. There were no trees and the most unique animal would see was a squirrel. I learned quickly to look both ways while crossing the street, and discovered that leaving my bike outside would result in it being stolen. I went to St.Andrew School, kindergarten through eighth grade. There were only 24 students per class and each class would go through each year fully in tacked.
Shortly after graduating middle school, I moved to Trumbull. It was so quiet and peaceful. All the houses were spread out and their lawns were perfect. I have never seen so many trees. Being able to ride my bike on the street seemed crazy. I was not use to it. I had never seen a deer before or cut my lawn. I attended Trumbull High School which was the first school other then St.Andrew I had attended. I always associated public school as “where the bad people went to school” because I grew up next to Central. The change from the city to suburbs completely threw me off. Since I grew so attached to Bridgeport, I adjusted my behavior so I could survive there. This was not fit for Trumbull.
In conclusion, your environment affects you dramatically. We as members of society adjust to incorporate ourselves into the world, with the fear of being alone. Humans are always reforming, trying to get by in society. Environment affects that reforming process a great deal by making human feel like they need to fit into the crowd. I had to transform when I moved to Trumbull to keep myself from being an outcast.