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>On Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 11:01 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
>>The child finds the adoption of the cultural norms of his
>>society valuable by allowing him to fit in and become a part of
>Well, it may be semantics, but, that more sounds to me like the
>tribe making the child valuable to it, and the intrinsic value
>sensed by the child is not taken into account, at any time,
>especially by early religious indoctrination.
>It's nice when people think it's good to fit in....
I see it as a two-way street. Both parties benefit from the transaction.
We are social animals and common beliefs help bind us together. During the
teenage years, peers have more influence on kids than their parents do.
It's not just good to fit in, it's a need -- as necessary to us as it is to
a bird, a cow, or a wolf.
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