“The Air’s Got to be Far Cleaner Here” Journal Entry
-->I didn't know that place wasn't considered a part of identity until 25 years ago--but I think that place has a very strong impact on identity.
-->I didn't even think about how efficacy (productiveness, success) could be determined by the identity of an individual in a place, but it makes sense: I am more productive in certain places than I am when I am surrounded by all kinds of distractions.
-->I completely agree with the statement: "who we are is intimately related to where we are." But, is it because of the location or because of certain things we associate with that place, or does it even matter?
-->With my bilingual background, I have noticed what is described here: that when I am speaking with my mother in Finnish, I tend to act differently than when I am at school, or around friends speaking in English (it is not intensely noticeable, but because I have picked up on it, I now recognize it better).
-->Okay, so our social identity is influenced by "others' reactions and expectations." Is that specific to an environment?