My main point, as Jack said before, was that a person's growth depends more on how they choose to react in situations, rather than the environment itself. What you're saying, or at least what I'm understanding from what you're saying, is that a person brought up in a certain environment and around certain people, will make them exactly like the people in that environment. The two contradict each other. I may just have read wrong, so please correct me if that is the case.
-"There's a hole in the world like a great black pit/And it's filled with people that are filled with sh*t/And all the vermin of the world inhabit it/But not for long..." - Sweeney Todd.