Thursday, 12 January 2012

It only looks like play

Join a bunch of kids in the park. We parents leave them to it. We observe from a safe distance, like David Attenborough behind the bushes. It's a bit like watching a primitive society form, based on fundamentals of tool handling, skill-sharing, trade in knowledge, consensus towards group work, experimental behaviour, creation of laws, and tribal decision-making regarding the usefulness of elderly keep-fit equipment.

Give them ten years and they might evolve to be engineers, architects, urban planners, social scientists, lawyers, policy makers, and, in the case of the one on the far left, designers of gym equipment for fish.

1 comment:

Nora said...

Surely there will be a supervisor amongst them? And some one to do the menial jobs?