the suburbsIt’s interesting how immediate the effects of a changed environment are not only on mental states but value systems and beliefs. You begin to accept the dominant values of those around you, and I think with enough time and exposure, eventually adopt them. Naturally, a key antidote to external influences is solitude and introspection, but human nature is so averse to isolation. I think it’s all for the best because forming your own idea of happiness through rigorous self-analysis will most likely be so painfully at odds with society.

the suburbs

It’s interesting how immediate the effects of a changed environment are not only on mental states but value systems and beliefs. You begin to accept the dominant values of those around you, and I think with enough time and exposure, eventually adopt them. Naturally, a key antidote to external influences is solitude and introspection, but human nature is so averse to isolation. I think it’s all for the best because forming your own idea of happiness through rigorous self-analysis will most likely be so painfully at odds with society.

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