Whereas we cannot readily see our own errors as the result of the Pragnanz Syndrome which makes us see what we intended to write, we are very sensitive to the mistakes that others make. This sensitivity likely helps us to learn about the world.
If you see someone vomiting after eating a berry, guess what? You know not to eat the berry! It’s a survival mechanism. Because life is a game of trial-and-error, we can see what works and what doesn’t work without suffering the painful consequences.
When we watch others, we learn social perspective taking which is critical for developing relationships. When you’re out and about with your kids, teach them what’s going on and why so they can expand their general knowledge and judgment.
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