When is "thinking independently" something they are capable of? Is Kotori not that age yet? Do you not think she was capable of this all the way back when she was still with her parents? When she was that smart little girl?
The legal requirements were told pretty straight-up to me when I started school. My little sister knew when she was at least 5 years of age.
Kid: "Why do I have to go to school?"
Parent: "Because it's the law."
Whether that's true or not wherever you live in the world, if you get told something is the law, you generally follow it, unless it's a stupid law, or you are bored nod nod.
I'm not sure what people you are trying to describe. It's certainly not Kotori though, and it's not the vast majority of people.
I was asking you, so I guess it wouldn't be from the parent perspective Why would a child play something just because their parents got them.
Not always. The amount of people I know who just gave up on school, despite legal repercussions, would be impossible to count on both hands. I've had many many weeks of just leaving classes whenever I wasn't allowed to sleep through them, or taking a "break" to go buy something downtown.
When I first started school, when I was about 4 or 5 years old, there was this kid named Ben in my class. If he didn't want to do something, he didn't do it. They changed the small school fence into a large brick wall because kids like Ben kept climbing out of the school premises. Is that independent thought?
If so, almost everyone I've ever known has lived on independent thought. The only times they haven't, are either in big legal situations, or when at a young age they are threatened with being "told off" by an older person - parent or not. The actual "parent" name doesn't mean much for most people I knew until they hit the teenage years, at which point reason and conscience kick in. If anything, we start off independent, and get taught what titles mean what, and who we should or should not respect.
I've babysat a lot. Whenever kids (these were between the age of 4 and 6) were faced with a why question, the response was "because." Parents didn't factor into reason - To kids, something that has to happen is just something that has to happen, unless they can control it themselves. There's a bunch of studies on this type of thing, but basically it takes a while for people to realize that other people exist, and that they aren't just an npc to entertain or restrict.
I think it's unlikely for a teen to know what their reason for being is, never mind a child, but Kotori was smart. I imagine it'd be more of a "who/what now" question with her parents gone, just going with the flow, until Kotarou shows up.
I never said anyone was. I said that, as a Psychologist, you can't be the one speaking about such subjects with certainty - It's indoctrinating. The patient is the one who needs to find certainty in their own thoughts, a Psychologist is just a helping hand. You don't want to push them in a direction shouting "oh, parents! Maybe friends! It's this/that!" You want them to find their own things.
You understand incorrectly Anything can be a driving force for people, parents included (they are a thing too!) I just don't believe you should fixate on a certain idea of another person's driving force.
I think that's downplaying social workers ^^; It's a fairly simple idea imo. I don't know what it's like in other countries, but in England we have 3 common classifications of love (you see it on cards or photos or when teasing people.) You have: friendship, people you enjoy spending time with; family, the people who take care of you; and romance, the people who you love love.
Naturally you can have romance and friendship at the same time. You can have family and friendship at the same time. Law dictates one of the combinations is wrong... but it's out there in some places.
It's a very commonplace trinity, so in England, that's not a big thing. It's elementary.
Kotori and Kotarou are friends in Rewrite, and there's a bit of romance in there too. They could also see each other as family, but I think the distance Kotori puts up negates that a bit. It's like Kotarou mentions - him, Yoshino and Kotori are all the same, and they are close for that, but they remain distant from each other. There's some friendship and some romance, but the barriers stop them from being familiar (AND THEN IN COMES THE YOSHIBRO! TOOT TOOT!)
Pfft, you haven't heard my point of view. My opinion on this is pretty illogical and (like most of my opinions) it wouldn't hold up in a discussion. I just say the most common opinions from the life I've lived. My opinions are much less watered down by the realist nonsense. RIP originality~