A study says our 16-year-old selves are who we are today. Considering how most of us at the Edge looked at age 16… We hope there isn’t much merit to this statement.
HERE WE ARE AT 16 YEARS OLD!
Now for the facts.
According to clinical psychologist Mitch Prinstein – humans have an evolutionary desire for popularity that can be detrimental to our health.
Apparently, the way we attempt to achieve popularity has an immense influence on our health, happiness & wellness in the future.
Prinstein claims that our ‘formative experiences’, specifically in school, largely shape how we act for the rest of our lives.
In an interview with Salon.com he says,
“We’re learning more and more that we tend to be guided a whole lot by who we were when we were 16, more than we are by who we are today.
People walk around feeling that their appearance is based more on who they were when they were 16 than it is their current objective physical appearance now.
That’s true for self-esteem and that’s true for our relationships.
We now know that each interaction and every single relationship we have, whether it’s a fleeting experience with a passerby or a deep enduring relationship, every single social interaction is being filtered through our memories and experiences when we were in adolescence.”
Well there you have it, folks! Hopefully this is false.
Now send us pics of yourselves at 16 so we can all laugh together.