|Deviant Login||Shop||Join deviantART for FREE||Take the Tour|
Explaining Life - Learning
How are we behaving? How are we being manipulated? How are others behaving?
In this chapter I am going to talk about the process of learning and what impacts it has on our lives.
What is learning? - We learn every time, we have either a motivation or a sanction. Every time we are receiving something (motivation), or we are getting punished(sanction), our brain connects the actions, that led to the event with it's outcome. We learn, how our actions reflect on us.
- Not on the environment, we are not interested in our surroundings, except for any punishing or motivation by the environment, which is in the end affecting us again. -
Let me give you an example:
A child is hitting another child on the playground without supervision. The other child runs away crying and the swing is now empty. The child now has some fun on the swing.
- The child learned that hitting other kids makes them go away. This can be advantageous.
At the next day, that child is hitting the same child again, bu
Genghis Whenever we were bad my mother used to take us to the mall to see Genghis Kahn. They kept him in a dusty diorama of a Mongolian steppe, all tall grass and yurts. He sat on a throne of bone (well, plastic shaped like bone), scowling in incomprehension at the American kids who flocked around him like startled lemmings. My mother would usually push us toward him, saying things like “Tell him what you did to your father’s stamp collection.” Genghis would give a grunt, spit a wad of phlegm onto the tall grass, and give us a wizened, wrinkled grimace, as if he had to go to the bathroom.
He terrified me.
My brother couldn’t get enough of him.
When my brother got caught in my mother’s evening dress, my mother grabbed us both and dragged us to Genghis. It was a slow day, and we were the only kids crowding him. “Tell him what you did,” my mother hissed a
Keep in Touch!
Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More