The influence of our social environment

It's not your fault, it's your environment's.

Let me explain:

The incredible power of our social environment is an obvious force we all got to know at some point in our lives. Wether it was when we realised that strangely enough we all develop in a similar pattern when compared to our closest friends or family or when we realised that we just started to pick up that one new hobby your friends showed us.

There is a theory in social psychology studies which is based on the theory that a person is the average of the 5 people he spends the most time with.

What does that mean for you?

It basically means that if you surround yourself with 5 people that are for instance extremely skilled at a creative skill like logo design it is really likely that you start to develop a similar skillset as well.

These 5 people are often referred to as your influential five.

So I am asking you: who are your influential five and do they match your visions and dreams in life?

If the answer is no, you might want to rethink who you are spending your most time with. I'm not saying that this rule applies to everyone or that you should stop spending time with close or old friends just because they do not align with you perfect vision in life but I certainly say that it is perhaps a good idea to spend time thinking about this principle and how you want to develop in the future. Time is limited so chose wisely with whom you may spend it.

I know this is a pretty divers topic and that there is a variety of opinions out there but I am a big believer that your social environment has a huge influence on you. Therefore I think that it is worthy to rethink your influential five from time to time.

What do you think about this principle? Do you agree or do you have a strong opinion and believe in a different theory behind the social environment diversity?

I would love to know how you feel about this topic and I encourage you to reach out to me in the comment, on instagram or the classic way by sending an email.

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