We believe that the body of our loved ones (spouse, children, parents...), belongs to us. That's why we care so much when we do not seem to care adequately.
"Watch out, Grandma!" Said the young man saw that the old woman had tripped and he could not prevent the fall.
We all understand this instinctive reaction, but could not substantiate their true utility.
Why this young man, or anyone who would have been in your situation, issues a warning as delayed as unnecessary?
Answers ( probable):
1) The grandson tried not to be responsible for the accident of his grandmother. If someone you care recriminate not having enough, he could claim something like "!Told him to be careful”;
2) Although the boy cares little old lady 's health, morals forced him to have a humanitarian impulse;
3) In many cultures, (and grandson could belong to one of them), people usually say goodbye to another recommending something as unnecessary as "Beware!" Regardless we all care, we breathe, we eat...
4) We usually pronounce exclamations such as Ey!, Noo!, Stop!, Because the shock or surprise of an unexpected event that causes us reflex reaction, such as blinking, reverse or move his hands defensively. If the young man was very identified with Grandma, he felt he had encountered and mean: "Caution, Grandma! You make me fall".
Notice how the filial love includes attitudes that limit the freedom and privacy of the loved.
The main cause of this is the aforementioned interference with the other identification. If we have the feeling that other's bodies belong to us, we need to care more carefully than ours do not always trust the other things take care of the outside as much as their own.
I say otherwise care generally own more property than others. Assuming this feature as ours, we sense that others you have that feature. If we want the other's body as their own, then the other goes to a foreign body (it is added). For this we need to look after him expressly say.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): El cuerpo de un ser querido nos pertenece.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.127)