Hi web! This is my first “blog post” and like anytime you meet someone new it is polite to introduce yourself so hi. I am Lauren, hence the title, and I am 20 years and 3 weeks years old but I still act like a 14 year old. I am currently in my second year of university and so far it hasn’t been easy on me. But as much as I would love to talk about how lost I am and confused as to my future, I’ll save that for another rainy day (it is raining where I live). As you can tell I am not artist with words, I can’t paint you a scene of my life with a large vocabulary or clever metaphors, and my grammar belongs to an eight grader, but I still love writing which is why I have started this blog. So let’s get this show on the road shall we?
Let’s talk about my title, “Let’s talk about Lauren.” I am aware it is similar to the novel We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, but I promise you I am not like the character Kevin. I have not read the book but I plan on to, not because of my title but because my sister would like to read it as well. I am also extremely interested in psychological behavior, like Kevin’s. So far from the studies I have read, I believe personality, characteristics, and disorders all derived from early exposure to problems. It’s crazy how one incident that happened when you were 3 could affect how you treat other kids or see the world. Today, I read a fact on twitter (Uberfacts you should follow them if you want to see random facts throughout your day) it said “Some psychologists conclude that we tend to fall in love with people similar to the parent whom we have unresolved childhood issues.” It makes sense for example, in lack of better terms “daddy issues”, which is typically used to explain the promiscuous actions of females. Here’s a link to a post about “daddy issues” The post talks about the Electra complex, which relates to the tweet from Uberfacts. See how things are all connected? So I wanted to look into even further, so I googled it up and I was led to this interesting blog post. Dr. Justin Lehmiller talks about a study where baby geese “imprint” on the first image they see after hatching. This study was then tested on humans, well I am sure they attempted to see if it were true on humans. When we’re born, typically the first people we see are doctors, but I have no idea what my mother’s OB looked like, but I do know what my parents look like and how my dad looks. Weird, I don’t even want to think about my dad in that way, but due to the study, people do find people who are similar to their parents, attractive. I personally don’t think I have ever thought a guy who looked like my dad was attractive, but I haven’t met anyone my age that has a mustache and wears glasses. The guys I’m attracted to aren’t extremely good looking, its more about personal interests, but I’ll save that topic for another blog post. So read the posts and think about it. Are the people we find attractive, attractive because of our parents? Weird.
P.S. I’m excited to keep blogging and sharing these interesting facts and experiences with you. Until the next “Let’s Talk About” post, adios!