Our surroundings play a huge role in who we are and how we think. If you're a Californian, your mindset is based partially on what this state offers. There are clearly good and bad traits in this state. But when you're a true Californian, you are able to differentiate and block out the negative. What results is what we like to call the golden state of mind, taking in only the positive. This is a mindset different from any other area of the world, not better or worse, but one of what we proudly recognize as a gift from California.