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Even if homeschooling is not an option, adults can do so much for young one's minds to develop, soo easily, with so little effort .

Bragging here, forgive me, I just love my daughter.

I kept feeding my now 20 year old daughter books . I simply spoke with her about topics/issues I am interested in, about things that concern me, personally, globally, in terms of health, economics, politics, you name it . Essentially form very early on, adapting the way I speak and what we talk about to her capabilites as good as I could. This in turn sparked her curiousity about many things not covered at school, or at least not from the background or perspective I do look at things . I started challenging her thoughts and believes I think when she was 7, by way of dialogue and information rather than argument and discussion . And, I am keeping the promise I gave myself, and her, even before she was born : I am never lying to her .

2 weeks ago, we talked a bit about QuantumMechanics ( the few bits of which understand enough of the words that I can actually talk about it ), and I managed to get the dialogue to one of the dilemmas of the many worlds theory . I described the Problem using an admittedly rather clumsy metaphore ( I told her it was not a really good one...). She came up with the solution, out of nothing, just like that ! She was like "But what if...?" . And I smiled and said "Yeah, and that is pretty much how it very likely really is ."

She simply solved the Problem .

A few days later, I gave her the copy of Kahneman's "Thinking. Fast and Slow" I had bought to give away . Will do her english a lot good, and we will have a lot more things to talk about in the future.
First rule you need to teach, question everything!
 
First rule you need to teach, question everything!
When talking about a growing up female person, there is a lot that has to be taken into consideration .

Me, as a male constant in her Life, for instance sets example(s) for her on what behaviour of males towards her she realizes as "normal", accepts, or finds tolerable .

Just as well - and totally independent of biology - it needs to be made sure that the bond of trust between us may be strengthened, all the time .

In this Light, though I fully understand your statement, I find it necessary to stress that by no means would it ever be my intention to confront anyone with insecurity, on any level, needlessly . Rather, if possible, carefully prepare a person to recognize the constructs the mind creates to fool itself into "certainty", make the person aware of the sheer scope, size and interconnectedness of those constructs....raise the awareness that all the constructing processes are entirely natural, and essentially necessary...all the while somehow strengthening the person enough mentally, so that stepping out of certainty and looking reality into the eye(s) becomes an entirely voluntary thing, driven by curiousity, to the extend that it becomes a habit, to finally understand the point . And to walk away from that realization a stronger person, not one whose personality has been shattered and probably find themsleves unable to navigate into the future .

tl;dr : Instead of driving home the point, assist the person in question to see and unerstand it by themselves .
 
Soo...pandemic ( yeah mods i ofc understand, and you were absolutely right ) .

Happy to report that, acc RKI dashboard, the town of ca.75k people I live in has had exactly 0.0 new cases/100kpeople in the last 7 days . The district around us of ca. 150k people had....2.2 .

Im such a lucky person . I really am . The people around me also . Seems to be we are living together in communities of mostly not so stupid people .
 
Never listen Trump.
Always fact-check.

Anyway, this one can't really be blamed on Trump. Article states that all seven cases mentioned were related to alcoholism...they were trying to get drunk, not prevent or cure COVID-19.

People have been using all sorts of overtly dangerous substances to get intoxicated forever, and methanol poisoning is pretty common among those alcoholics too poor or desperate to ensure they are only drinking ethanol.
 
Southend on Sea in England

With 42,927 deaths tested positive and even more than 52,000 including suspected cases, the United Kingdom deplores the heaviest toll in Europe of Covid-19 disease. :rolleyes:


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I'm pretty angry about what is happening in the UK. I'm not sure how true images like this are since a camera angle can change the perspective a lot and our press does like to whip people up in to a frenzy; that is literally what they try to do to which ever reader base they are aiming...

However, there is an awful lot of not giving a crap here now. Illegal raves have made a huge comeback, and as someone that grew up in the 90's, I can understand the appeal of illegal raves. What these selfish idiots don't get is that although they are probably invulnerable to the virus their grandparents aren't. Add to that all the black lives matter hysterics, and you have people attacking the police when they try to break up parties... it is miserable.

In case anyone thinks I'm conflating https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-53188547
 
I'm pretty angry about what is happening in the UK. I'm not sure how true images like this are since a camera angle can change the perspective a lot and our press does like to whip people up in to a frenzy; that is literally what they try to do to which ever reader base they are aiming...
I saw aerial pictures on television, there were many people.

Unfortunately I fear that this summer it will be the same in the countries with maritime coasts in Europe.

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Even if homeschooling is not an option, adults can do so much for young one's minds to develop, soo easily, with so little effort .

Bragging here, forgive me, I just love my daughter.

I kept feeding my now 20 year old daughter books . I simply spoke with her about topics/issues I am interested in, about things that concern me, personally, globally, in terms of health, economics, politics, you name it . Essentially form very early on, adapting the way I speak and what we talk about to her capabilites as good as I could. This in turn sparked her curiousity about many things not covered at school, or at least not from the background or perspective I do look at things . I started challenging her thoughts and believes I think when she was 7, by way of dialogue and information rather than argument and discussion . And, I am keeping the promise I gave myself, and her, even before she was born : I am never lying to her .

2 weeks ago, we talked a bit about QuantumMechanics ( the few bits of which I understand enough of the words that I can actually talk about it ), and I managed to get the dialogue to one of the dilemmas of the many worlds theory . I described the Problem using an admittedly rather clumsy metaphore ( I told her it was not a really good one...). She came up with the solution, out of nothing, just like that ! She was like "But what if...?" . And I smiled and said "Yeah, and that is pretty much how it very likely really is ."

She simply solved the Problem .

A few days later, I gave her the copy of Kahneman's "Thinking. Fast and Slow" I had bought to give away . Will do her english a lot good, and we will have a lot more things to talk about in the future.
I'll personally be reserved on topics such as QM because truth is you cannot really understand it unless you dig through the math, something I hope to achieve in ~2 years.
 
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