What We Can Learn from Babies (video)

Alison Gopnik, a famed developmental psychologist, talks about what she calls The Philosophical Baby, children’s consciousness, and their ideas of love and morality. She thinks “there is good reason to believe that babies are actually smarter, more thoughtful, and even more conscious than adults.” What do you think?

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Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Janet S.
Past Member 3 years ago

I have always thought this of young children, and frequently suggest to scholars and parents that children are in fact very patient with us adults! I am glad to see at least one other scholar who understands something of children's insights. To any who are reading this, remember back to when you decided what was important in life, and what your parents were like? You were young, and those are foundations to who you are today and what you beieve in - children are very serious thinkers and have quite mature emotions. We confuse this with their size and their vulnerability to harm from those who are much bigger and often sneaky, that is from those who abuse them because they can.

Kishore Amma
Kishore Amma3 years ago

Thanks for the video... :)

Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez3 years ago

thank you!

Cindi N.
Cindi Nickle4 years ago

Seems like the youngsters I've been around lately are smarter, learn faster are more curious.

Jo Asprec
Jo Asprec4 years ago

Yes, let's listen and learn from our babies! thanks for sharing!

Bon L.
Bon L.4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Tammie C.
Tammie C.5 years ago

cute baby

Dianne D.
Dianne D.5 years ago

Too bad adulthood gets in the way. I love looking in the eyes of children. That's when you see a pure human in most cases. I would like to see studies done on when they are even younger. At this age, they have already been influenced by adults.