I Woke Up Tuesday Morning, It Was Friday, By Leslie Bell

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Individuality, which includes who we are and how we act, helps people distinguish themselves from others and the world around them. In the process of searching for individuality, one is shaped by his or her environment. We see this in Leslie Bell’s essay “Selections from Hard to Get: Twenty–Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom,” where Bell shows young women who are trying to find their sexual identities. Also, Malcolm Gladwell states that the characteristics of one’s environment will influence his or her behaviors. Similarly in her essay “When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning, It Was Friday,” Martha Stout brings the idea of psychological dissociation, which refers to the mental disconnection with the environment from unbearable pain and experiences. All three authors touch on environmental factors that influence human behaviors of who they are. Indeed, environment plays a vital role in determining human individuality because it strongly affects their thoughts. Those small details and issues that people do not pay attention will lead to bigger issues and change the way they act. However, the environment does not always influence one’s decision because people will always change; some are changed by the situation they are in, where some choose to change their environments.
The state of the environment affects everyone, and it affects people in a very important way. It is undeniable that others and the world around them in everyday life affect people, whether they are

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