TED Conversations

 Chris Orwa

This conversation is closed.

Does the amount of space available to us affect our thinking

It is an obvious observation that middle class children from suburban dwellings have a high success rate in life compared to children from high population low income area. Could the space available for them to play and experiment be a major contributing factor?

The Psychology of Personal Space


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Dec 30 2012: Most successful entrepreneurs in the creative and tech industry come from the middle class. Perhaps its the freedom ( personal space) to experiment that led to the zeal. Contrast a child growing in a house of six siblings sharing bedroom, computers e.t.c to a house of two siblings each having their own bedroom and computer, they are bound to do more and discover more. The solitude is also rife for contemplative thoughts that lead to entrepreneurship.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.