My husband just read the book titled "The Outliers."
A key premise of the book is that an individual's propensity for success
is significantly impacted by said individual's environment.
Last night, my husband said (with logic found in this book) that it my dad's long life post cancer diagnosis
likely had as much to do with the community he was surrounded by than
the world-class medical facility where he received treatment.
Truth be told,
having lived in my home town from birth through college,
I wouldn't be at the least surprised.