New Friendships Reinforced The Parent’s Behavior
“My parents are still friends with a lot of parents who vlog, who they met through YouTube. They are aware as can possibly be, and watched what my family went through. And still, they turn their camera on everyday.” Like most things in life, people’s beliefs are reinforced when they surround themselves by like-minded people. It’s part of confirmation bias. If they believe that vlogging their family is fine, and they find other people who are doing the same thing, it just reinforces their behavior even more. Even when they were faced with the creepy reality that their friend’s daughter was almost kidnapped, they had to shrug it off, because it challenged their beliefs too much. In one of the comments, the OP said that she and her siblings are all in therapy, but her parents are not.