Studies have shown if you live by people you are close to, you will be happier. Also, if the people around you are healthy, odds are you will be healthy as well.
“The place where you live quite literally determines who you can surround yourself with- in a way that not even the Internet can replicate”. This is why “would-be fashionistas or financiers flock to New York, fledgling politicos head to D.C., and aspiring actors to L.A.”
This relates to the IMT principle of Who Is On My Molecule. The environment is the person and the person is the environment. IMT says you are who is around you, and vice versa, which this article confirms. We can apply this to our lives by recognizing who is around us and adjusting accordingly. This refutes the idea of chance (since who is around you ultimately determines how far you advance) and helps us better understand IMT and our world.
Does surrounding ourselves with creative people make us more creative, or do creative people surround us because we are creative?