By Colleen, age 12
What do you think the most determining factor in change is? This quiz I took on psychology today’s blog let you choose from five answers: your genes, your upbringing, a combination of both, a combination of both plus luck, or something else.
I chose D, which was genes, upbringing and luck. But the answer was E, “something else,” and that turned out to be so simple: Just making a conscious, specific decision to change is what helps people do it.
This is cool because it supports my ‘positive’ mantra, which is nice because i thought it was just the placebo effect. But the article says you can’t just be positive, you need to be specific about what you want to change. That seems doable, don’t you think?
In other news, my big sister got accepted into a master’s program this week, right before her graduation from Manchester University. She is a psych major who is going to work with autistic kids. Isn’t that awesome? Also, the high school baseball team played a sweet game last night to beat Homestead 3-1. It was really a battle, so the Norwell fans were really excited when we made the last out. Now if we win on Tuesday, we will become conference champions! (I normally gripe about my brother, but I like to cheer on his team.)