West Palm Beach, FL – The Similarity Effect
The Similarity Effect – “People surround themselves with people much like themselves”
This social rule has repeatedly been proven over and over. It takes effort and patience to change and migrate toward a different tribe of like-minded social animals.
This is true whether someone wants to climb up the social, economic, or political class ladder or descend toward the lower classes.
You become what you think about most of the time. When you have a choice, you also assimilate with others that you feel comfortable with and want to emulate. This was proven true in Henry David Thoreau’s life and still accurate today.