Some theorists believe that the essence of who we are is based entirely on our genetic makeup. That is, they believe that our DNA and our genes determine our physical appearance and our entire personalities and ways of being. These theorists support the argument for nature.
Sigmund Freud believed that one of the primary explanations for human behavior could be attributed to the fear of death. My favorite poem on the subject is called “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. It tells the story of a traveler who encounters the scattered pieces of a colossal sculpture, created in the image of a […]
“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland In Alice in Wonderland the caterpillar asks Alice a very important question. As whirling smoke billows from his pipe he says, “Who are you?” Alice says she does not know. Since entering Wonderland she has changed so much, and […]
One of the most important ways for parents to connect with their children is through play. According to a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, “free and unstructured play” is both “healthy” and “essential” for the cognitive, emotional, and social development of children. Play has been found to reduce stress and anxiety in […]