[Paleopsych] Restart: licking the rich

Steve shovland at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 29 16:03:27 UTC 2004

>From the original post:

"A loving mother, a mother who pets and licks you, makes you confident.  A 
skittish mother who hesitates to touch you preordains you to be easily spooked.  
Hugs-or the lack of them-change the way genes function. "

The child-rearing practices of the rich often include
passing children to nannies almost as soon as they
are born.  The mothers are absent.

The practical result of this is probably a high incidence
of attachment disorders, and the consequent high
incidence of psychological and social pathologies
that result from that.

Very few noteworthy writers, artists, entrepreneurs,
or scientists come from rich backgrounds, and the
child-rearing practices may account for that: the
people emerge from this system as emotional cripples.
The work on emotional intelligence indicates that access 
to your emotions is critical for achievement.

The chief skill of the rich is getting and keeping control
of wealth.

Steve Hovland

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