If men define situations as real, then they are real in their consequences
(Thomas & Thomas, 1928)
To think in this way:
The fundamental element of change of the world is the individual (people).
The fundamental element of change upon people is… other people.
Peoples actions are guided by their thoughts, emotions and (shared) experiences.
People’s thoughts are shaped by the environments and contexts in which they find themselves.
shaping those environments with design.
Shaping people’s thoughts by those environments.
Shaping people’s actions by influencing those thoughts with the environment with the design.