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  • by phillup (4419) on 2005.09.16 17:23 (#43337) Homepage Journal
    I find I surprise people a lot.

    I find that many people get that "deer in the headlights" look when confronted by rational, reasoning thought.

    Maybe that is what it is...

    It is surprising how much of our day to day living is "dictated" by dogma of some kind, leaving little room for actual thinking by people.

    They are just coasting along and you come out with a response that causes them to have to slam it into gear without even a clutch... because their first instinct is to pigeon-hole the response but the square peg doesn't fit in that round hole.

    Now they have to stop for a minute and think about what was really said and what it means.

    My four year old is learning to read. He asked me where are the signs that tell you that you what you can do... because all he keeps seeing are signs that say "No" this or "Do Not" that. So, there must be signs somewhere else telling you what you can do... right?

    At that young age he hasn't quite been trained not to think... yet.

    It is damn near impossible to surprise a four year old with rational thought.