“Give me the boy until he is seven, and I will give you the man.”
Are our personalities determined entirely in our childhoods? Once molded, can we ever really evolve past those seemingly hard-wired traits?
If you love documentaries, be sure to borrow the 7 Up series. This poignant and compelling series follows a group of British people from their early years through middle age. Subjects are interviewed about their lives every 7 years, so we can see their progressions and digressions from ages 7 through 49.
It’s fascinating to see how their (and, of course, by extension, our own) personalities seem to be “set”, and how mannerisms seem to be ingrained, even from such tender ages.
This series will make you wonder about determination and fate. I especially recommend it for people who have an interest in psychology.