It's interesting that Paul Graham writes; "Maybe one day the most important community you belong to will be a virtual one, and it won't matter where you live physically. But I wouldn't bet on it. The physical world is very high bandwidth, and some of the ways cities send you messages are quite subtle." This article is connected to the notion that "you become what you behold" because it is saying that you become the city you live in. Other people are the most forceful thing in your environment, and as such you adapt to them.
This connection was made by Aftab