How Does Traumatic Brain-Injury (TBI) Stunt Development? My Guess ... and Others

@mythociate (14970)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
October 6, 2015 8:03am CST
As a TBI-'conqueror' (honoring James Wheeler's term for us 'survivors of traumatic brain-injury'), I overhear a Speech-Language Pathologist commenting to her SLP-intern how you can tell how old a 'TBI-conqueror' was when they were injured (as--I suppose--they don't develop 'grown-up' faculties after the injury). I'm wondering why that is, and (besides the obvious comparisons with more visible trauma) it becomes apparent that most of us don't develop 'grown-up' minds because we don't HAVE to. And it seems that one of the 'grown-up' faculties that I failed to develop was "mistrust (mostly 'of strangers')." For example: I'm not trusted with any of my financial information (save but a small 'account' I put my minuscule amount of spending-money in), because I see no reason-why I shouldn't 'post my information on publicly visible forums.' (Obviously, I know 'what people COULD do given the power that my "information" would give them'; but my "childlike" mind trusts that they're not going to because they don't need to ... 'more-developed,' "what I know COULD happen" hardens into a belief of "what WILL happen," like 'touching a red-hot stove-burner.')
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@Rollo1 (16653)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Oct 15
It's unfortunate that we live in a world where trusting people is such a risk.
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@mythociate (14970)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
7 Oct 15
but Why can't I learn that fact like gravity?