How The Environment Affects A Person And Many Places

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Places have a lot of significance tied to them depending on what they mean to people. The place that I am going to talk about in this paper reminds me of a peaceful place, because it has provided me with comfort and has allowed me to grow within this calm place. Oxford Dictionary defines place as “A building or area used for a specified purpose or activity: ‘the town has many excellent eating places’. Specific memories link with certain places that individuals go to, and have had them shape them into who they are, or have guided them into having a better understanding with what brings them peace. It has been shown that places actually do bring a certain emotion or feeling onto a person, almost like an extra sense. “Modern science is confirming that people’s thoughts, feelings and actions are indeed shaped not by just their genes and neurochemistry, history and relationships but also by their surroundings. How the environment affects a person and several places that are considered by some cultures to be sacred and discussed.” (Gallagher, 1993, p. 62) A place that has an importance to me is the park behind Parkwood hospital. It has a field with beautiful flowers that you can admire all day long, and there are also walkways with a tiny waterfall followed with a couple of benches to be able to sit down and admire the scenery. On the other side of it, there are picnic tables and areas for families to come together and spend time with each other while admiring the outdoors and
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