Friday, September 08, 2017

[ornqoevi] Genetically rebellious teenagers

Parents and greater society indoctrinate their kids, but during the rebellious teenager phase, they reject much of that indoctrination.  Hypothesize that that phase exists because of evolution: the indoctrination, despite well meaning, is actually so often harmful to the species that evolution preferred those who had strong genetic predisposition to cast it off when entering adulthood.

What terrible things were parents attempting to indoctrinate their children over the course of human evolution that induced such a strong natural selection for rebellious teenagers?  Is it still happening now?

The most obvious thing you are taught to do as a child, but should not do as an adult, is blindly and mindlessly obey.

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