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Mental activities

   In regard to mental activities what comes naturally and easily 
   when you are a young child learning about the world? 

        - impressions of things;  feelings about things
        - remembering experiences and incidents

   What comes hard?
        - understanding of complex mechanisms and phenomena
        - memorizing things

   The demands of school, competition and survival force you to do 
   things that don't come naturally and easily;  they force you to 
   do hard things.  You have to learn to read, learn to write, 
   learn the spelling of words, learn to count, learn how to solve 
   various problems of arithmetic, etc..  You have to commit a 
   great many things to memory and to understand many things. 

   Dec 1991

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