“Natural inclinations are assisted and reinforced by education, but they are hardly ever altered or overcome.” — Montaigne
This observation has had an enormous influence on me — both in how I try to follow my First Commandment to Be Gretchen, and also how I think about raising my children.
Along the same lines, a thoughtful reader sent me the link to this short internet movie, Animal School. It specifically addresses the education of children, but I think that its point applies to adults, as well.
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