Monday, September 01, 2008

Remember Back When You Were One?

Do you remember back to when you were one year old?

One reason it is hard to remember back that far is that most children learn to speak after that time. And most children learn to read between age four and seven.

Media - speaking and reading - change the way we think. Once we have learned to read, it is difficult for us to put pre-verbal memories into a post-literate frame-of-context.

Do you remember the time before the World Wide Web? If a 1960 television broadcast, newspaper article or book instructed viewers or readers to go to, they would have had no idea what the words meant. Further, pre-Internet brains think differently.

This change in thinking is the reason that we have a hard time imagining a culture based on partnership thinking and an ecology of joy.

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