A. I. Model No. 5

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THE EXPERIENCE CURVE

(read aloud, slowly)

Children observe things
strictly on their own merit,
with more concern for questioning and truth,
than for justice or fairness.

Adults make observations or comparisons
based on a fixed set of values,
which may include an ideological or philosophical position.

For humans,
the pattern of making observations and comparisons
tends to reverse itself with age.

In early childhood,
we make observations openly and honestly
then, as we reach adolescence,
the pattern reverses itself
and we become obsessed with issues of justice and fairness.

This tendency levels-off in early adulthood,
gains momentum again,
and reaches its apex in mid-life.

Finally, as we approach older age
and ultimately death,
we gradually revert back
to matters of truth and questioning.

 

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