Question: How important do you think an individual’s environment is in terms of their development of personality and sense of identity?
Answer: This is a very important question explaining Human development and free choice.
We are the product of our environment, as it is the environment that supplies our values, aspirations, goals, our culture, the way we speak, behave, dress, the “bandwagons” we follow.
The environment has the power to change a person completely from head to toe. And even when we “rebel” seemingly go against the “mainstream” it is still the environment that determines, shapes everything we do.
Thus – especially since we as social creatures can’t survive outside of an environment -our only free choice in life depends on the choice of the environment, since everything else unfolds from that.