You know how supposedly repetitive motion is soothing? Like, when a baby stops crying if a person starts rocking it. I heard somewhere that children who weren’t rocked enough as an infant tend to rock themselves later on in life. That’s what they say about orphans and stuff. Some of my peers think that such kids who rock themselves are really super weird, but when you think about how much people like rocking chairs, it becomes less weird.

I was just thinking about how a lot of the “weird” things that we see people do aren’t really all that weird and usually have something to do with early childhood development. I’m not a psychologist or anything, but it’s just something to think about: the way people pronounce certain words because their parents pronounced it that way while they were growing up, the way people laugh or stand.

Next time you see someone doing something really weird or awkward, keep yourself from judging them by thinking of all the situations that person could have grown up in to make them do that thing.

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