Trigger warning for a course in developmental psychology
Prediction is not only possible, it’s paramount. Milestones make us human. Upright, time-bound. Or is that poetry, or is that music. Or is that sports, or breweries. Or pharmaceuticals, or suicide. Or none of the above?
Before you can hold your waterlogged head up in a cobra pose, these mental Likert checkboxes of Norms hover over your tiny bed like mobile elements, like the stars you’ve yet to witness.
Surveillance dovetails with a kind of love we call unconditional, in a manner too expansive for the present discussion. In its absence, like water, you may cycle through three states of identity—moratorium,
It’s not your fault no one taught you awe or boundaries.
But it’s hard to reach the eudaimonic without a map, sea-legs, a second-language, etc. It’s not impossible, per se, but it’s difficult—actually changing, post-ideal window of acquisition.
It’s somewhat unheard of. Unusual. Abnormal, even.