15. View of the World
A baby’s very first perception of the world occurs through the bond, or lack thereof, with it’s mother.
If a baby’s needs are immediately met and it receives gentle and generous care, the child naturally begins to view the world as a good place. After all, a baby is fed when it is hungry, changed when it is dirty and snuggled when it is tired.
On the other hand when a baby is neglected, the world is a harsh and scary place as it is not capable to care for itself. This first perception can affect how a child views the world on a fundamental level and can affect it for the rest of its life.