Cold Thoughts

Bone chilling wind, frost bite on my hands, smell of a giant freezer, exhaling smoke, my mind numb, these are the thoughts that come to my mind when in Europe or North America. Indoor activities are a must, tv, movies, video games, board games, food to keep oneself warm, the society in the West is based on indoor structure, from mega shopping malls, schools and colleges, offices which produce an enclosed environment.

society in the west is based on indoor structure producing an enclosed environment.

Here in the East, things are totally different, even during cold winters people are outside in the morning, fishing, camping, having cultural events because it isn’t freezing. I am wondering how much impact the environment has on the mind, and it’s obvious the environment shapes the human mind and society.

the environment shapes the human mind and society.

In cold climates, the people are not only physically strong but extremely manipulative, survival is critical, unlike harsh warm climates in Africa, where humans have adapted well. Homo sapiens are not accustomed to freezing temperatures, without necessary calories it’s trouble. One can notice the extreme physical difference of westerners, almost half-a-foot taller, and 20 kg heavier than their asian counterparts. Most of the strongman competition winners, no surprise are from northern Europe.

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Warm climates produce laid-back people, here agility is more crucial rather than brute strength, and one needs to think with their head cool, as you will find lot of aggression that people have in hot environments. Humans are more adapted in warm climates, think of coconut trees, bright sunshine, warm breeze that’s the ‘ideal’ environment people choose when they think about holidays.

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