Friday, April 29, 2011
No one knows what goes on in a newly-born baby's field of awareness. But with the first words a baby learns, we are already feeding in into her/his mind a previously formed view of the world. Then a child begins to ask questions, which are her/his tools for exploring the mysterious world into which s/he is plunged. It is then that we commit against the child the gravest sin. We blunt those wonderful explorative tools by giving the child ready-made answers that we expect the child to accept without question. It is no wonder then that very few persons exceptionally manage to break through those shackles and think for themselves. Most of us remain enslaved to what we were taught as children.