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Q:  Do I shape my environment or does my environment shape me?

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We have observed that we shape our environment. See Influence and No Influence. 

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Q: I cannot see how some things in my environment have any relation to me?

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In many cases we may never fully understand the relation some aspects of our environment have with us. However, we must still keep in mind simple truths we already know:

  1. The Event and Natural Laws teach us that everything happens for a reason and by law; there is no chance or randomness. Therefore everything in our environment is there for a reason.
  2. The Cycle of Learning and Rate of Change teach us that all people are valuable and necessary in life. Without Type C people, Type A people could not exist and vice versa. Therefore everything in our environment is valuable and necessary for us.
  3. The Influence and No Influence theory teaches us that we create our environment.

When you encounter certain things in life you don’t understand such as: tragedies, abuse, divorce, death, bullies, drugs, etc, it is difficult to know the exact connection, even more so when it appears you don’t “deserve” any of it. However, as you continually try to understand the relationships you have with your environment you will begin to more fully discover yourself, which is one of the major objectives in this life. As you gain more information you will find that these people or events which occur in your life are necessary steps in your growth and had you more information at the time, you would see that you attracted all these things to yourself.

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Q: If I come from a certain environment does that mean I am destined to become the same? For instance if my parents are divorced does that mean since I am their child I will do the same?

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The short answer would be no. It is important to remember that WIOMM shows that our environment is a reflection of who we are, but we do not know exactly what our environment reflects about us. For instance, three people could have a bully in their environment but the reason the bully is there could be different:

  1. Person 1 could be the bully’s friend; the bully is in the Person 1’s environment because the bully reflects that Person 1 is a bully, “birds of a feather flock together”.
  2. Person 2 could be a victim of the bully; the bully is in Peron 2’s environment because Person 2 reflects a personality that wants to be the victim.
  3. Person 3 could be a victim as well; however, the bully is in Person 3’s environment because Person 3 is Type A and the bully is the adversity needed to help Person 3 grow.

Someone could come from divorced parents, but that could reflect different things about that person. By observation we know that not all children who grow up with divorced parents get divorces as well. Therefore, even with something like divorced parents we know one thing in an environment can represent different things depending on the person.

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