Posts Tagged ‘Alison Gopnik’

Haiku Trilogy, We Grow Too Soon Old

August 21, 2017

1. “Old people who want – to be kids again should stop – eating vegetables”

2. “As we grow old we – know more and become too set – in our ways to change”

3. “Human childhood – and adolescence last long – so we can explore”

Don’t call Trump a four-year old. It’s insulting to children.

May 22, 2017

Trump might be a narcissist, psychopath and megalomaniac but he’s not a four-year old. Four-year olds care about the truth, are curious, can pay attention, can tell the difference between fantasy and reality, recognize that their own past beliefs might have been wrong, are not egocentric and self-centered but rather empathetic and altruistic, have a strong moral sense, avoid harming others and think that people should obey social norms and rules. Trump has none of these traits.

Haiku Duet, Young Children Don’t Need Teaching

July 31, 2016

“Long before schools were – born babies were learning by – watching and playing”

“Babies learn best by – being loved, taken care of, – talked to and played with”