The learning, observing process of life…

Recently read this on my friend, Steph’s, blog and found it an interesting look regarding how we approach the learning process. Fast-food or lingering banquet…

“Computer games use the binary pattern: wrong or right, stop or go. Folktales use the triad pattern: the third try, the beginning of plurality. The third attempt is the moment of chance or mischance, of opportunity and possibility, it is unpreprogrammed and unscripted and its pattern of ‘Fail, Fail, Think, Succeed’ is a lesson in perseverance and is the time-structure of hope. Computer games’ ‘Succeed or Fail,’ by habitual motor response, is the time-structure of despair. In folktales, time, sweet unlimited, is on your side. Slowness enhances the telling and no protagonist is punished for taking time; success indeed depends on the sensitivity and even the slowness of their psychological response. The computer game depends simply on the speed of the physical response: time, limited, is your opponent, you must beat the clock.” (1999/2004: 71)
A Sideways Look at Time
Jay Griffiths


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