The Built Environment.
The built environment definitely supports who I am. It helps me find myself, and what I believe. The built environment is essentially everything around me, and that has a major effect on who I am and where I place myself in the world. For example, one opposition of man is climate. I could easily be living out in some igloo in the Arctic, but since I hate the cold, and prefer to be around people, I don’t. Minnesota’s climate even, how it gets really hot here in the summer time and very cold here in the winter time supports who I am because I like to see both sides of things. It effects where I live—in the city close to people, where there is heat, and it also effects how I live—inside with both air conditioning and heating, and a wardrobe that has to keep me warm when it’s -20 outside, and keep covered from the sun when it’s above 90.
Another part of the designed environment that affects who I am is where I live--topographically. Since I'm definitely not a human being that is very in shape, I would never be caught dead living in a house, in isolation on top of some mountain. In these ways, it supports who I am because due to the oppositions of climate and topography, I live in a city around many people where I am constantly informed of the latest news, and trends, and phenomena. It makes me realize how to live in different environments and still be comfortable. Because of this built environment that I live in I will never be caught dead having to do something like this:
in order to get to class. However, at the same time it can detract from who I am as a person, because some things are very convenient, and it takes away from my view of the world. Since I am able to take the bus to class everyday, I can stay warm and get there within a certain amount of time, but at the same time I'm missing out on all the things I may have seen and experienced if I chose to walk to campus.