Essential Joseph Chilton Pearce 55Storytelling, Imagination & PlayTheme:storytelling, imagination, language, playSummaryTranscript
Storytelling and the ability to create internal images not present to the senses leads to play. Play is the way children learn. Learning is interacting. This interaction is scripted by story. Story promotes play and around and around we go unfolding evermore complex stories, interaction, learning and development. Screen experience bypasses this creative developmental dynamic. Vision media and computers bypass the later evolutionary development of imagination and replace it with reflexive mimicry. This leads to a very different brain and with it a very different self-world-view and quality of relationships. Heavy doses of social media promote compulsive-addictive narcissism, something rapidly spreading in the wake of social media and increasingly mobile computers.