April 1, 2009

I think this clip has enormous implications for parenting and teaching.

5 comments:

eclecticallyyours said...

Testing our intuition. Wow. What a concept. We have to really work at learning to TRUST our intuition in the first place,but then actually TESTING it??? Wow..that's a leap. One that is necessary to come to, but will we ever? Can we? Is the world ready for that?

Katherine said...

What hit me so strongly, was looking scientifically at how immoral parents will raise immoral children - how it happens. It explains a lot my personal family. I can tell that much.

Cecelia (CC) said...

It would be fun to pay teachers $150,000 a year minimum and see what happens to the educational system.

Katherine said...

I don't know. Teachers are underpaid, for sure. But I'm not sure money can fix what's wrong with that system.

Heather said...

Two gems for me at the end: "you did not take my pain into account" and "...she thought her intuition was right... it was very difficult for her to accept doing a difficult experiment to check whether she was wrong."

Moreso than just morality, the idea of doing something so far outside of that comfort zone - even when it's possibly a much better choice - is scary and incredibly hard to do. This speaks a lot to the way I parent my children, why doing the "right" thing comes so much more naturally and less painfully to some than for others, and maybe why some continue a cycle of negative behavior even when they know it's wrong.