The Affects of the Built Environment...
I truely believe that everything in our built environment affects how we are as human beings. Take a simple cell phone for instance,
How could something so small have such a big affect on our daily lives. For majority of us, its as though a cell phone is attached to our ears 24-7. Almost literally!
I mean practically everyone has one! There isn't a day that goes by that I don't see someone talking or txting away on it or hear one go off in the middle of a class, sorry about that Ozayr. It has been such a huge part of who we are as a society that we cant live without it. If anything, for those who are catholic, I think we should try giving those up for lent..... haha jk, I know thats impossible.
This kind of brings up another one that affects us as individuals as well, and thats the church and/or religion itself.
A lot of us have some sort of home church or beliefs that help create who we are as individuals and how we choose to act on the day to day basis. Just like those wwjd bracelets for example, those were a huge hit when they came out and they had and even still do have an affect on the behaviors of individuals.
Tied into this idea of religion would be parents. Our parents, whether some of you actually believe it or not, have an amazingly huge affect on us as individuals. While we are growing up they are the ones who choose where we live, what and how we eat, what beliefs and religion we are brought up on, what school we go to, etc. They even have the power to prevent us from getting our liscense! I mean come on! Every 16 year old in the state of Minnesota should be on the road, on their own, that very day, with nothing but freedom and the open road. Of course im kidding about that, but in any case the parents still have that power to decide. In all actuality, I believe that it is our parents that have the strongest influence in our built environment.