There were some rumors that the smartest cannibals only ate the bravest and strongest of their adversaries.
Idea being that they were internalizing the power…
Interesting concept, right?
At the very least an apt metaphor for how human nature works.
Without even realizing it, as children we often internalize the voices of those in power… perhaps another bit of that encoded survival of the species we keep talking about.
While a part of us stands back critically and categorically states we will not be just like our parents, another part is modeling their behavior and patterning their 'voices'.
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF THIS ONE? TALK BACK!
Imagine a dialog with each of your parents.
It might go something like this:
You: 'I don't want to be like you!'
Parent: What's wrong with being like me?
Take it from there and remember the real parent can't hear what you say!
This is all designed to create choice!