personal development

Childhood templates: A dash of ignorance and half a cup of powerlessness

Templates simplify because they save you the trouble of making certain decisions, leaving a little room for variety without requiring you to go back to the drawing board each time.

Templates can be good and useful. Except when they're not. 

When we're children, we make observations about the world and then we draw conclusions about how things work and how people behave. We essentially create templates for how to successfully live our lives.