Conforming to environment
Once I thought we could be who we were regardless of our environment. You are who you are no matter where you are is what I thought.
When I first came to Florida from out west I wore jeans and tee shirts. I looked at the aging population and noticed their gold baggy shorts and bright red, green, yellow shirts and thought how childish. Sure enough, after a time, I was wearing bright shirts and baggy shorts.
It was the same at work. You conform to your environment mentally and physically. Some of us can remain aware, removed, while still ending up conforming. Whether one conforms or not, keeping our awareness helps us to remain conscious and transcend the pressures of our surroundings.