Humans are social beings. We’re not the only ones on the planet but we most definitely belong to that group.
Our interactions with other people do more than just shape our manners and our view of the world, these interactions actually shape our physical brains. As the saying goes, neurons that fire together, wire together.
As we lumber about in our lives, we often believe, erroneously, that only our big actions count.
If I don’t hit you or shout at you or curse or show my disdain I can tell myself I haven’t revealed anything of myself – or done any damage to you.
But what if that isn’t true?
What if our sensitivity to response is so ingrained in us and so long-standing that we don’t consciously recognise how subtly influenced – or influential – we can be?
Everybody knows that new-born babies respond to the world around them and we instinctively try to interact even with the youngest babies. But do we realise how vital this seemingly trivial interaction really is?
Watch the video below – if you can handle it – it tells a very interesting story.