The People We Surround Ourselves With
A few weeks ago I’ve completed my internship at Disney Research. It was awesome!!! my productivity was at the sky and my creativity felt limitless .
Recently I read an interesting book named Outliers - The story of Success. The first chapter in this book describes the story of a physician, named Wolf, who was eager to find out the reason of how it’s possible that in a specific town in the US, the heart attack rates are 35% lower than expected. Wolf thought that it might be related to dietary but the the experiments were negative. How about genetic? no. Sports? no. Maybe it was something local, something in the air? no - when he checked few of the nearest towns he found out that they have an ordinary heart attack rate… Eventually, he figured out why (spoiler) - He noticed that many homes in this town had three generation in one roof, in addition, there are at least 24 civic organization in a town with less than 2000 people. This town is socially unique.
No one before him has ever consider the health of the individuality in terms of the community:
“the idea that the values of the world we inhabit and the people we surround ourselves with, have a profound effect on who we are”.
People ask me what is the magic of Disney and the answer is simple: people, people, people and a bit of magic powder ;)