If our relationship with mother and father is healthy and nurturing, our emotional tank will be sufficiently filled in our childhood.
We can mature into the world, appreciating the way we are, yet understanding that our wish is not always the world’s command.
And when its mother sings, the baby feels as if it was itself making the sound.
– There are no boundaries, no separation, no identity – writes Peck.
In 2000, the number of daily internet users was 738 million.
Now more than 3 billion people worldwide are online. Previously, it was email, browsing and games, whereas now people spend most of their online time on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter.Who has never dreamt of being a superhero of some sort?In our childhoods we felt like little kings; no wonder it is painful to let go of that sentiment. It was just this aura of positive comfort and of being happy in her own skin that you found appealing.When a child is born, it doesn’t distinguish between itself and the rest of the world.No wonder the first moments of new love are so refreshingly wonderful. We are incapable of loving another unless we love ourselves, just as we are incapable of teaching our children self-discipline unless we ourselves are self-disciplined. On one hand, depression and anxiety have become so prevalent that scientists have started calling them sociological rather than medical conditions.The New York Times recently renamed the USA: “The United States of Xanax”.In 2015, the World Health Organisation estimated that 322 million people were living with depression, making it one of the main causes of disability worldwide.It is as if half of Europe (its population reaching 743 million) is in a global state of disorder.So, as we are increasingly aware, we all live a big chunk of our lives in the realm of the internet.Billions of micro–stories of food being eaten, babies being born, new marriages taking place and grievances being aired, are happening online all the time. We can order ready-made meals and book holidays, browse for advice and jobs, and even find friends, partners and lovers.