The Culture Wave
The second influence is the culture around us. When we enter into adolescence, we start to look for our own way in the world. We rebel against our parents (while still holding onto most of their patterns) to experiment what else is out there.
As we lean into popular culture and the social dynamics at our school, we are presented with a second tier of influences. Are we to trust the patterns our parents have instilled or these cool new friends? Is there a better way?
We lean into pockets of society to reinforce or change our perspective.