Things Lina Loves

Many adults are put off when youngsters pose scientific questions. Children ask why the sun is yellow, or what a dream is, or how deep you can dig a hole, or when is the world’s birthday, or why we have toes.

Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before a five-year-old, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that you don’t know? Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys many adults. A few more experiences like this, and another child has been lost to science.

There are many better responses. If we have an idea of the answer, we could try to explain. If we don’t, we could go to the encyclopedia or the library. Or we might say to the child: “I don’t know the answer. Maybe no one knows. Maybe when you grow up, you’ll be the first to find out.

Carl Sagan (via perfect)

Love this quote.

creativemornings:

austinkleon:


This chart from my contact page is making the rounds, and having the opposite effect of actually generating more crazy emails.


Austin Kleon was the first speaker at our CreativeMornings/Austin chapter. He speaks on the mass fetishization of creativity, work, process, and life. Watch his talk here. →

I am guilty of long emails from time to time.

creativemornings:

austinkleon:

This chart from my contact page is making the rounds, and having the opposite effect of actually generating more crazy emails.

Austin Kleon was the first speaker at our CreativeMornings/Austin chapter. He speaks on the mass fetishization of creativity, work, process, and life. Watch his talk here. →

I am guilty of long emails from time to time.

whotheflickistonks:

Why do they even play this game in the rain? Isn’t lightning a serious danger? Or is this just another one of the many ways in which Hogwarts shows a total lack of regard for their students’ safety? “Eh, sometimes kids get hit by lightning. *shrug* What are ya gonna do?”

When the speaker in Sacrament Meeting has gone on for 20 minutes

amenalready:

them:

me:

I love this for two reasons: Parks and Rec and… It’s true

When the alarm goes off at 7AM on a Sunday

amenalready:

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Every week

"Do you have any special skills to contribute to the ward?"

amenalready:

Hahaha. Me too.