It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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I agree -- even teenagers' brains are not yet fully developed, and they often make rash, emotional decisions that aren't in their best interest. Further, our compulsory school requirement provides a lot of benefits and protections to children who may have parents that would neglect their education, and it ensures at least one good meal a day.
Still, I think this piece presents some interesting ideas, and I think that the freedom to quit could be extended to schoolchildren, perhaps by allowing them more leeway in their choice of classes or assignments.
Play counters the tendency to dominate, in humans and in other mammals.
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Part two: overcoming the social isolation society has imposed on children.
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