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Are we just a product of our upbringing?

As young children we learn everything about the world around us from the environment we are raised in.

We watch our caregivers, our siblings, our extended family; observing how they treat us, how they interact with each other and with the rest of society. 494 more words


«When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.»

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Don Charisma

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[caption id="attachment_632" align="aligncenter" width="300"]  pride, prejudice, vanity The result of pride, prejudice and vanity[/caption] This is often hard when you want to talk to people using logic and appeal to their sanity and you can't figure out what language they are speaking. English is not always English, or whatever your language is. There are people who argue just for the sake of arguing, always taking the other side no matter how ludicrous it is. . . to you. You wonder, do they really not understand? Maybe not. Was it because of how they were raised and what they were taught in their early years that affects the way they think? Did the events that happened in their early years give them a slanted view of the world that affects the way they think about things for the rest of their lives?  There has been much controversy about nature vs nurture and how much each affects who we are.  Our human nature, were we born with it or do we acquire it? Yes, I believe it is a combination of both.  So . . . I keep trying.  Maybe it is me who drank the kool-aid and doesn't understand! When we react with emotion, or our pride has been affected, we often put our foot in our mouth and say something we regret. Then further pride makes us unable to apologize. It is such a vicious cycle.  But anyway, I continuously go back to the drawing board and reflect on my own actions and try to self correct my own biases, my own hypocracies. I try to see things through the eyes of others.  Most of all I am trying to learn to listen, which is easier said than done when you are someone who talks a lot.  {{smile}} Thank you Don, for this quote today.  

As Nature Made Us

We are, who we are, because we are born, the way we are, right???  But, what IF, we feel, that we’d been born, into the wrong bodies?   209 more words


The Psychology of the Criminal - Nature vs. Nurture is Back Again

At University I’m taking a course in criminology that focuses mainly on theories of crime (how we define crime and criminals for instance). In the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at how psychologists look at criminals, and it’s been interesting to hear a criminologist, and my peers’ points of view on psychology and its association with criminals. 419 more words


Using Violence to Discipline, Causing Children to Behave More Oddly

Research showed, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

Worked hard, to raise the children up, and, how can the child become murderer of the parents?  The scholars who’d researched into the matter believed, that it was caused by the children’s anti-social personality characteristics; but the psychiatrists believed, that the environment has a great effect. 212 more words


Becoming my mother

I have always looked like my mum, and since my teens I’ve been aware of many similarities between us. I suspect she also has Asperger’s, although naturally we haven’t discussed it. 231 more words


Nature Versus Nurture

Nature versus nurture…the great controversy has plagued psychologists and scientists for many decades. Certain scientists are led to believe that our psychological characteristics are directly a result of predisposed genetic makeup, while other scientists believe that external stimuli and life experiences play a greater role in determining our mental characteristics. 553 more words

(RE)flective Spin