Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of accidentally asking me what area of psychology I am interested could probably surmise that I am a big believer in the fact that the environment affects who we are. As of late though, partially due to a Culture, Thought & Emotion class I am taking and partially because of a conversation I was having the other day, I have been considering how the environment, but more especially the people around us EFFECT who we are.
I have dubbed my interest of this the “She gets it from her Mama” phenomenon (and I blame a 3am episode of Date My Mom for that)
I would not love Weezer if I did not first love Lara. I would not argue with a heinous Jersey accent if I had not first argued with Dahling. I would not ride rollercoasters if I had not…um…perhaps I should just say that I blame Dave.
But enough about me! This is a play along at home activity.
Take a moment and think about what aspects of you are totally existent because of the wonderful folks you choose to associate with, and what they can blame on you.
It’s a nice little way to remind yourself that we change each others lives in small but ever present ways…aww ain’t that sappy.
...I know I can be blamed for the fact that Dad loves Eddie Izzard. And I blame that on Ray.