What happens when you visit a new place for the first time? It feels different right?
What causes that?
I believe (and this is my theory in working) it’s not the place itself but the people around that place. Human beings are walking programmes with different beliefs and cultural norms.
Your brain is like an amoeba, it has wrapped itself around the people you see everyday. It’s wrapped around their beliefs and daily routines. I suspect that if you take the people around your neighbourhood right now and move with them to a new place, you’d still experience the same feeling.
I call this the people’s effect.