Emotional Deprivation in Infancy. 1948 Study comparing orphans to home babies
And this is why shit like “just think happy thoughts” don’t fucking work. Someone who has been physically and emotionally neglected since they were young does not and CANNOT get better with just “thinking positive.” We are so damaged, physically and cognitively. The problems are permanent (unless the baby was taken out of that bad environment into a good one as a baby/toddler).
I wasn’t an orphan but my childhood was SUPER horrible- I was neglected and uncared for, and then later abused for most of my childhood/teens, so no, I did not develop normally, and it’s not something “journaling”, “yoga”, or fucking “happy thoughts” can fucking erase.
How do I get other people to understand this?
It’s like no matter what I say, 99% of ppl will just respond with “just think positive,” and “it’s your bad attitude that creates your bad life.”
I am so fucking angry at how my has been, at how shafted and screwed over since I was a baby. What chance of success did I fucking have?