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Which Parts Of Children's Intelligence Are Mature?

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Posted by Mikey Pearson on July 31, 2003 17:59:58 UTC

I pose a question because you're on this theme.
It might be too difficult but it sounds as if you have some depth here and I wish to read more of your thought. Don't give away the store, in case you want to write a book, but how about a sample?
I like this by M.L.:
"The great truth is that we know very little but think we know a lot.

"...any child is far more intelligent than any adult. Yet adults have something which children miserably lack, and that could be described as some sort of lack of self-confidence, some sort of nagging feeling about everything, some sort of existential melancholy even. Hence skepticism and cynicism, two bitter tastes you acquire when you grow up.
"As an adult however, I can't help appreciate what I am. When I compare my cynic self with the hopelessly self-confident child I once was, I think I'm much the better for having put away childish things"

Previously, in response to the following, you wrote the part in italics at
I'm (not) quite the same person I was when I was eight years old in this life.

It's too bad the kid died, for he seemed quite bright. Hopefully he carried little karma to his next life?

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