From a healthy attitude of fighting your ego, by reality-checking wild ideas with close acquaintances. To a mindless state of insecurities and constant search for acknowledgment.
Close adaptation may be a sad byproduct of fast-passed social life, but is essential on a conscious level. If there is to be any peace and harmony to speak of.
It is when priorities shift, from communication to looks, intelligence to physique, integrity to popularity. A mindless drone, in search of confirmation on all levels from his peers, appears.