‘Developmental psych (cognitive) helps me when I get this.
View your life as you from a baby and look at what other babies, then toddlers, then preschoolers went through cognitively to be able to then start school at age 5.
Your cognitive development in that 0-4 is amazing. From that unfolds all that came since.
Just after birth, you saw a face and the systems in your brain abstracted that into a pattern which fired your muscles to form a similar pattern with YOUR face.
Right from the get go, you’re online.
“Theory theory” is my favorite. Basically that yes, it *is* theories all the way down.
Combined with “it’s all metaphors/analogies” (physical imitation is analogizing as it first gets abstracted then you do it) and you can see it all as a series of choices – so many little choices all of the time.
So, stratas on top of that. Social interaction, micro and macro, ideological, political, scientific, “doing stuff”. And so much theory-making.
But that you from that core start did so much and you unfolded.
I think you’re missing your “wow”. That’s one of my “wows”.’