so in my evolutionary psych class we learned that most species do not grow up with parents they mostly have to fend and grow up by themselves. I thought about how it would be weird to grow up without having any rules from parents or to grow up with knowing how “society” does everything, and that we should spend our lives trying to follow that. I wonder how my mind would evolve. I wonder how I would choose to spend and live my life.
I know very random but what do you guys think or hope you would do?
I was actually just thinking about this yesterday, based on the fact that parents in this age don’t exactly take ‘parenting’ too seriously, which I believe results in a lot of messed up minds. Overall, I came to the conclusion that parentless individuals wouldn’t be able to harbor actual relationships or have much compassion for anyone, in my opinion. Based on the animals that live this way, and certain people I have observed, selfish survival instincts would prevail. What I can’t figure out is whether we would then proceed to annihilate one another in total chaos or would we actually become more advanced in certain aspects, such as general intelligence and strength. I’m leaning more toward the ultimate chaos outcome.
I’d hate that. it would mean what i did or how i chose to live was pre-determined.
it could be that in other species, much of their behaviour is coded in their brain. only the way, I guess humans’ brains became different.