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WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT THAT WE BE RECRUITABLE

@DURMONSKI

"Our survival and development depend on our capacity to recruit the invested attention of others to us."

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Robert Kegan | The Evolving Self

"Nature is nowhere more graceful than in the way she endows each newborn infant with seductive abilities."

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Robert Kegan | The Evolving Self

"There is a world of mystery and hundreds of thousands of years of genetic wisdom behind our experience that a baby is 'cute.'"

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Robert Kegan | The Evolving Self

"A baby's cute body serves to draw people to the baby, but someone, usually the mother, must not only be drawn, but stay."

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Robert Kegan | The Evolving Self

"There is no sadder or more thought-provoking material in the research on infancy than the documentation that babies fail to thrive without an attachment to a consistently present caretaking person."

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Robert Kegan | The Evolving Self

"In less than eight months after he is born, the infant will recognize the mother's face as distinct from others, and, in a way that must again draw the mother closer, will find other faces distressingly strange."

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Robert Kegan | The Evolving Self

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