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Going mental...

Postby appicchato » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:26 pm

Hi...I found some Dhammic implications in this article and thought it might interest some here... :coffee:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/educa ... ult-t.html

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Re: Going mental...

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:19 pm

appicchato wrote:Hi...I found some Dhammic implications in this article and thought it might interest some here... :coffee:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/educa ... ult-t.html


adult learners should “jiggle their synapses a bit” by confronting thoughts that are contrary to their own, says Dr. Taylor, who is 66.

I firmly disagree with this and so will hide my head in the snow :tongue:

but seriously Thank-you Bhante!
P.S., not going mental! already mental
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Re: Going mental...

Postby AdvaitaJ » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:07 am

:thumbsup:

Thanks!

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Re: Going mental...

Postby Ben » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:19 am

Thank you Bhante!
It confirmed what I had suspected. I'll be passing on the article to my wife, and educational psychologist.
metta

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Re: Going mental...

Postby fentiger » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:31 am

Well at 53 it looks like there's hope for me yet, good article :clap:
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