My environment, in my eyes, has a major role in who I am as an individual. Everyday, no matter, I am effected by the environment that I am in. all around us things are happening, both good and bad, and whether we think those happenings are affecting us or not, they are.
Growing up and living in the larger city, such as Minneapolis has molded the type of person that I am, from the way I dress to the way that I talk. The urban environment of the Minneapolis has a certain character and different parts of the city have different character; the environment is designed and adapted and the residents are experiencing and adapting to their surroundings. My personal framework is the metropolis, born and raised. everything I do and experience effects who i am. I believe that the phenomenon that I have found myself in is this mix of the urban hip hop sub culture mixed with middle class "indie" artsy-ish white kid. There are certain aspects to the hip hop culture that has molded me and sucked me in, such as, the sneaker fetish that I have acquired. I absolutely LOVE sneakers. I read sneaker blogs, regularly swing by boutiques, and most importantly collect them. I love all kinds, from the Converse Jack Parcells, to Nike Blazers, to Creative Recreations. I really don't think I could have enough. Im always looking for that deal on a classic sneaker or that brand new release that I just have to have.
All of these surroundings that I am effect me and whether that influence is apparent or not its there and in my mind and it makes me think the way I do, the decisions I make, the goals I set, you name it, its effect, small or large, by the environment that I'm in.
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The Cool Kids