How Is Our Parents Rewarded Us With Positive Words? Essay

828 Words Sep 7th, 2016 4 Pages
In an earlier chapter we discussed how our parents rewarded us with positive words and attention whenever we correctly named what they were pointing at. This positive attention would make us glow inside, and we would do anything to receive that feeling again.

That game taught us how to interact with other people, and how to perceive the world as a combination of separate objects. But that’s not all we learnt. The game also taught us that the way to obtain a person’s approval and attention is to do exactly what they want!

That seemingly innocent game ingrained a deep-seated desire to fit in with, and impress, other people. And that desire still influences your decisions today, and will continue to influence them, until this layer is removed.

Take a moment and think about the number of times that impressing other people motivated your thoughts and actions. Or the times that you changed your decision for fear of what other people would think.

If you are completely honest with yourself, then you will find that impressing other people is the motivation for just about everything that you do. From how you dress, how you style your hair, how you think, what you say, how you say it, the company you keep, the holidays you take, and even the car you drive! They are all influenced by what others will think.

When you impress other people, it gives you the impression that you are higher, greater, and somehow more. But are you really? Does telling the funniest…

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