“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”
– Henry Ward Beecher
To reflect socially means to think about, consider, or give thought to what is going on inside a person with whom you are talking. Much of our behavior, especially when we were younger, is primarily selfish. We are not likely to reflect on another person’s needs, wants, feelings, ways of thinking, or values. It is primarily about ourselves. This is probably driven by our innate self-preservation instincts to survive.
Initially, if we have loving parents, they will ensure our survival and make sure our needs to survive are met. As we get older, usually during adolescence, we will seek our independence and strive not to be dependent on our parents. ...