Etymology: Latin, it inhabits, from habitare
Date: 1796

1 a : the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and grows
: the typical place of residence of a person or a group
c : a housing for a controlled physical environment in which people can live under surrounding inhospitable conditions (as under the sea)

How does the habitat/environment affects a person? How much? In what measure and way?

It’s important to relate to the place where we happen to be, temporarily or otherwise. When we like wherever we are, we feel relaxed, at ease and we can release creative energy, we are open. On the other hand, when we don’t like where we are we feel misplaced, not in sync and disconnected. We feel something it’s not right.

The word ‘place’ means something different to different people. Sometimes great people with the best intentions and good spirit can become completely jaded and completely shift their attitude, when living in an inharmonious environment.

I see this as a beautiful reminder that we are animals, we belong to the animal kingdom. No matter how evolved we think we are, we are connected to our habitat and it has nothing to do with the quality of the furniture.

When I travel to a ‘place’ that is not my usual habitat, I’m always curious to experience new feelings. If I’ll end up in a habitat that I don’t like or has a vibe that I don’t like, this change of scenery somehow will affect me, even if temporarily. It will affect the music that I will write and the way I will react to the dynamic of the city. And it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

How do you feel about this?

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