Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Definition of the theme- Environment

The environment is the circumstances, objects or conditions surrounding a person. The environment can influence a person or affect a person’s growth, so choosing an appropriate environment is essential.  For instance, the example of 孟母三迁. 孟子 was affected by the environment he lived in; when he stayed near a market, he begun to talk like a businessman and had many ideas of making money. When he moved near a cemetery, he began to imitate the cries of the family members of the lost loved one. Finally, when he moved near a school, he started to like studying. From this example, we can see how the environment can greatly affect a person’s life.

Another definition is specifically related to design and technology, such as architecture, landscaping, interior setting/design which deals with manipulation and function of space. 

  1. influences, stresses (
  2. the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded (

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