Raising kids [was Re: Freedom or death? ]

Robin Hanson (hanson@hss.caltech.edu)
Fri, 15 Aug 1997 15:12:40 -0700 (PDT)

Dan Clemmensen writes:
>The biggest lesson I have learned while raising kids is that adults
>consistently underestimate kid's intelligence and overestimate
>their knowledge.

I'd say this lesson applies to adults as well. When we're confused
about why someone does or says something, its way too easy to
attribute it to stupidity. Usually something much subtler is going on.

Robin D. Hanson hanson@hss.caltech.edu http://hss.caltech.edu/~hanson/