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My parents always told me about the selection of my friends, so I agree with your point of exposure to certain people.

In terms of conditioning, military rules dictate conduct, and determine when to wear certain gear. Military jargon is also something to consider as it can be specific to a branch of military service. Long term service can definitely shape personality like you mentioned. Corporate cultures are changing for certain industries. For example, Apple and Google’s CEOs would probably wear jeans and a polo to work because that’s the type of work environment they want to sustain.



In contrast, IBM fits your example of the suit type environment and that type of conditioning.


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Authored by: Brian Mendes
Authored on: Nov 5, 2016 8:56 AM
Subject: week 11

I think that this is extremely accurate. Ultimately who you are around; the type of people, career, living situation, all of this is going to influence you as a person. Here’s an example; men, and women in the military have all been conditioned to appear a certain way, act a certain way, speak a certain way. They are a representation of our United States government, and I’m sure we’ve all heard the comment of, “I could tell he’s military”. The same goes for a business man. A CEO of a multi-billion dollar company won’t be seen coming into work in jeans, and a polo shirt. He will be in a suit, clearly spoken, and the people around him will mirror this because they are a reflection of him. I’ve often heard people say, “oh it doesn’t matter who I hang out with; they don’t have anything to do with who I am”. I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying, tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are”. You are a product of who you surround yourself; people will argue mostly because they’re in denial, and they want to make excuses to justify their own beliefs. Personally I believe this is something extremely important for everyone to be aware of because this can be a key factor in influencing someone’s future.

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Many people tend to think that the people surrounding them do not usually play a big part in the way their lives are shaped. Some even state that they can stay with people who do certain things and those actions will not influence them……………………………..


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