Human beings are like molten glass, fresh out of the furnace. The environment we live in and those around us are the glass blowers. This is especially relevant during childhood.
The people you spend the most time with and the places you spend the most time at, shape who you are.
The Internet has made it easier to change your virtual environment. But it's not quite a complete replacement as of yet.
If you want to become the best in the world at Latin dance, go to Argentina. If you want to be a great fisherman and conquer the high seas, go to Alaska. If you want to be a great cook, spend time with people who can cook.
Change your environment and it will change you.