Raising kids [was Re: Freedom or death? ]

Sandy Madole (madole@net.bluemoon.net)
Sat, 16 Aug 1997 10:08:25 -0400

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/