I wonder what would happen if I went with Lisa to Hawaii for break, I know my parents would get mad at me but I think it'd be fun.
Hey, you asked your parents about Hawaii yet? It'd be fun since it's nice and sunny there.
No, not yet. My parents and my sister won't let me because they just don't think it'd be that fun, like I won't do anything.
Oh, come on. This is Hawaii! This is the end of our first year of college, and a bunch of my friends and I are gonna go and you're gonna be one of them. I know this isn't the first time your family didn't say something wouldn't be fun just because they aren't going. I already bought your plane ticket. I'll even ask Tom when we get to our next class.
Hey Tom, tell me, should Olivia come with me to Hawaii? Her parents and sister aren't letting her because they said "it wouldn't be fun."
You should totally come with us, Olivia, come on. You missed out on Colorado, and remember that time we stayed at Laguna Beach Lisa? It was so much fun! Listen, this is your choice, and if you think it's fun then you should come! Don't let anything stop you from having a bit of fun.
You know what? You guys are right. I'm gonna go to Hawaii and have fun, and I think I'm gonna come with you guys on your next trip because it's my choice!
The Tabula Rasa Theory explains how we are born with a blank slate (no personality), but as we gain social experiences with other people, our personality develops.
In this case, Olivia wants to go to Hawaii but her family won't let her go, similar to past situations when she was invited to trips with her friends but she couldn't go since her family didn't think it'd be fun because they'e not going.
But Olivia is convinced that she's old enough to make her own decisions, and like her friends, she's gonna go to Hawaii to have fun with her friends. This makes her feel more assertive and confident that she can make her own decisions, and choose what she wants to do.