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Response to marylandblue (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:07 AM

16. Cultural learning has the advantage of

being able to pass on knowledge so we don't need to reinvent the wheel in each generation. It is also a means of passing on wisdom in the form of customs and stories which can be built on, reinterpreted, or rejected as circumstances change and new perspectives develop. It's the ability to change and adapt that is missing in some people.

The same is true of an individual's life experience and indepedent learning. The memory of what we experience and learn on our own, like my cat's awareness of birds outdoors, needs to be examined and updated from time to time when we encounter people and situations that don't fit the boxes we put them in.

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