A Nation Of Wimps | Quote 01642

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Pretend play, that marvelous creation of three-year-olds acting as if a teacup is really hot, “does not just allow you to play,” says the British psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen. “It allows you to ‘imagine’ hypothetical worlds,” to “manipulate the truth in an infinite number of ways.” It is, he adds, “a prerequisite for the serious enterprise of planning and engineering, as well as art or science.” If play makes the most of our humanity, we are most human when we play.

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Hara Estroff Marano

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A Nation Of Wimps

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