Do We Form Our Environment?

laitman_423.01Question: Society affects us totally. Firstly, it promotes unrestrained consumption, and the individual has no freedom of choice. He just has to keep buying.

Secondly, public opinion affects people’s minds. For example, there were experiments where people were given cheap wine but were told that it was expensive, costing several hundred dollars, and they enjoyed it.

Do you agree with the statement that first we form our environment, and then it forms us?

Answer: The question is, are we shaping our environment? After all, there are many other factors around, such as family, friends, society, and time. Everything without exception pushes a person to some certain choice.

However, in general, if there is free choice, it is only in the choice of the environment. Therefore, we need to educate people so they understand how to use this choice.

Question: In our life, everything is determined by the scale of values accepted by society. These values, in turn, are determined by our desires.

What is the way to change social values if it all depends on desire and desire depends on nature and the time period in which we live?

Answer: I can nevertheless choose a certain society, a group in which I will develop, and it will be very different from other groups.

For example, there are people who acquire a certain profession and work on themselves according to a certain program, but they are all very different from each other. After all, society consists of many fractal mini-societies sometimes completely unrelated to each other.
From KabTV’s “The Post-Coronavirus Era” 5/7/20

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