I love this point so much, and I love the the pushback you’ve been doing on Twitter for this idea. I really don’t understand how this could be lost on people.
It’s surprisingly hard to…
Yes! And there are the people who turn EVERYTHING into reinforcers. I had a teacher want to turn chatting with my friends at lunch into a reinforcer?! It makes you want to just never act like you like or want anything, because if you even show interest in a school subject they’re going to turn math into a reinforcer, it’s awful and it crushes you faster than anything.
I remember at various points in my life trying to never give the appearance of liking anything much, for exactly that reason.