Philosophy Club
October 9, 2014

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Dylan’s been selected for Philosophy Club – an elite club of eight 7yr old classmates lol!

D’s teacher: “They go out for an hour on Tuesday afternoons and have a think – they think through things by using drama and art.”

D: “We go out for the whole afternoon on a Tuesday for fun and games. We think about thinking.”

My work colleague: “That’s a new way to do detentions!”

Watching versus doing
December 30, 2012

watchingvdoingD: Mum, you shouldn’t watch too much TV, should you?

Me: No – your eyes might go square.

D: But that’s just a legend isn’t it? It’s not really real is it? It’s a LEGEND.

Me: What do you think will happen if you watch too much TV then?

D: Nothing. Your eyes will just go round like they already are.

Me: Well, perhaps you’re right – but your brain might stop working properly if you watch too much TV.

D: Why?

Me: You might stop having ideas. When do you have YOUR best ideas?

D: When something’s gone wrong and I need to think of a way to fix it, so it doesn’t go wrong again.

Me: OK, and do you ever have those good ideas whilst you’re watching the telly?

D: No, because when I watch the telly I switch my brain off.

Me: So if you watch the telly TOO MUCH, you’d stop actually DOING things and your brain wouldn’t need to come up with as many good ideas.

D: Yes, my brain would just be switched off all the time and I would just say “erm, erm, erm” all day long and even at my birthday party I would still be going “erm, erm, erm…”!

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