Referring to how we learn, Jim Michmerhuizen wrote
"Surely, I did not acquire any new _concepts_ watching my daughter learn.
Lord knows, we have enough of _those_. Maybe I learned because, for the
first time, I was seeing a _real_ story. Not a rehearsed one, not a
narrated one, not an artfully written one, not a sermon about a parable,
not a parable either, but an _enacted_, _real-time_ before-my-eyes
Jim, I think you've hit it right on the head. I've noticed recently that
many of the most well thought out solutions evaporate when they see the
light of day. That is when they are given a sanity check interacting with
the current reality. Weh we watch our children and when we watch ourselves
(more difficult), we are dealing with experiential data. Many times when
we work through situations in which we've had no experience, we tend to
mislead ourselves by our self-concept of how clever we are.
This reminds me of a quote (I don't know who said it). "A man with
experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument."
-- Willard Jule email@example.com