Lifelong learning: A matter of perspective

A while ago, my seven-year-old and I were watching ‘Elmo in Grouchland’. In the Elmo movie, Huxley, the villain, steals Elmo’s blanket. When Elmo asks for his blanket back, Huxley says, “If I touch it, I own it” then he touches a variety of objects he has taken from people and as he touches each item he says “BING, I own it.” I told Gracie that Mr. Patinkin, who plays the villain, is one of my favorite actors.

‘Well, he might be nice other times, but he’s not my favorite right now,” she said.

She and I both had our own perspectives and at that moment they didn’t match. Nothing wrong with this....


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