surrounding influence

See: climate
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Heaven and hell only know by what surrounding influences strange sins come into the lives of men.
4 : a surrounding influence or set of conditions <an atmosphere of excitement>
Much like his photographs, Weegee's writings are introspective, candid, and often startling in their candor and assessments of both self and surrounding influences and environment: "I have no inhibitions, and neither has my camera.