Continuum Concept 04Nobody's born rotten but we can make them badTheme:human nature, innate intelligence, cultureSummaryTranscript
The first job you have on Earth, which is dictated innately, is that of an explorer. You go around sniffing and tasting and touching and looking at everything. And people say don’t touch, it’s dirty; don’t touch that; be careful, you’ll hurt yourself; don’t do that, you’ll break it—all of which constantly undermines your feeling of competence.The little ones are learning from the older children or from the adults, but nobody’s teaching. They’re learning on their own initiative, which is so powerful. You don’t have to augment it. In fact you can’t really augment it. There’s no way you can make a child learn better than he would if left alone.