Adult vs child

Salah satu hal yang saya sukai dari belajar di Psikologi adalah, you can get two in one packages! Saya bisa belajar berbagai hal tentang hidup, dari buku teks atau kelas di kuliah. Saya bisa bercermin dan ditampar, bahkan menyembuhkan diri sendiri dari kelas-kelas yang saya hadiri selama ini. Coba jika di jurusan lain, belajar adalah belajar, hidup adalah hidup. Two different sides. *no offense*

Begitu juga kali ini, saat saya sedang membaca suatu buku, karangan Sattler, saya berhenti di satu halaman dan terhenyak. Ada satu halaman yang sangat-sangat bagus. Mengingatkan kita (atau setidaknya saya) akan betapa selfishnya kita sebagai orang dewasa. Mengingatkan kita tentang (mungkin) yang merasa dewasa dan paling benar, padahal mungkin sama childishnya dengan anak kecil. Berikut saya kopikan halaman tersebut disini. Selamat menikmati!

If an adult is reinforced for behaving appropriately we call it recognition.

If a child is reinforced for behaving appropriately we call it bribery.

 

If an adult laughs we call it socializing.

If a child laughs we call it misbehaving.

 

If an adult writes in a book we call it doodling.

If a child writes in a book we call it destroying property.

 

If an adult sticks to something we call it perseverance.

If a child sticks to something we call it stubbornness.

 

If an adult seeks help we call it consulting.

If a child seeks help we call it whining.

 

If an adult is not paying attention we call it preoccupation.

If a child is not paying attention we call it distractibility.

 

If an adult forgets something we call it absentmindedness.

If a child forgets something we call it attention deficit.

 

If an adult tells his side of a story we call it clarification.

If a child tells his side of a story we call it talking back.

 

If an adult raises his voice in anger we call it maintaining control.

If a child raises his voice in anger we call it a temper tantrum.

 

If an adult hits a child we call it discipline.

If a child hits a child we call it fighting.

 

If an adult behaves in an unusual way we call him unique.

If a child behaves in an unusual way we refer him for a psychological evaluation.

 

-Author Unknown

 

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