Love Will Make A Child Smarter

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from DailyMail): “Being a nurturing mother is not just about emotional care – it pays dividends by determining the size of your child’s brain, scientists say. …

“According to neurologists this sizeable difference has one primary cause – the way each child was treated by their mothers. …

“The child with the larger and more fully developed brain was looked after by its mother – she was constantly responsive to her baby, reported The Sunday Telegraph. But the child with the shrunken brain was the victim of severe neglect and abuse.

“The consequences of these deficits are pronounced – the child on the left with the larger brain will be more intelligent and more likely to develop the social ability to empathise with others.

“But in contrast, the child with the shrunken brain will be more likely to become addicted to drugs and involved in violent crimes, much more likely to be unemployed and to be dependent on state benefits.

“The child is also more likely to develop mental and other serious health problems.

“Professor Allan Schore, of UCLA, told The Sunday Telegraph that if a baby is not treated properly in the first two years of life, it can have a fundamental impact on development.

“He pointed out that the genes for several aspects of brain function, including intelligence, cannot function.

“And sadly there is a chance they may never develop and come into existence.”

My Comment: Love, that is, inclusion in the desires of another, is the major property of our world and the upper worlds. The only difference is that in our world this attribute is concealed from our being able to identify it as essential and develop it. Therefore, it is given to us as a command—a guideline that is necessary to follow in order to bring myself and the world to perfection.

Naturally, the same quality of love is beneficial at all levels.

In the case of children, our natural (animalistic) instincts switch on, which are sometimes interrupted by opposing super-egoistic, human ones, when we hurt our own children by choosing ourselves before them, in which case people are “more beastly” than beasts.

Exiting into a higher world rests on love—in spite of and over our egoism. We are building love, leaving rejection beneath it, covering hate with love—and with the least screen, we begin sensing the upper world.

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