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Thread #149881   Message #3489769
Posted By: Little Hawk
12-Mar-13 - 10:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Psychobabble!
Subject: RE: BS: Psychobabble!
How about primal scream therapy? That was pretty big for awhile. And rolfing! Did you ever try those out, Bobert?

Chongo, by the way, is an expert at doing the primal scream. He had that all worked out before any people ever came up with the idea. Every chimp knows how to do a primal scream any time it is required.

999 - I think the idea about a village raising a child is actually a rather good one. Children benefit greatly from knowing many different people (of all ages) in a more tribal or extended family type of community, rather than being isolated to just knowing their immediate nuclear family. That's probably the idea behind the phrase you quoted. The fact that an occasional idiot can still be found IN a village does not negate the usefullness of the concept stated any more than it negates the usefullness of the village itself. It just proves that there are no absolutely perfect solutions to common human problems.

I'd rather have been around many different people (including, of course, my parents) while growing up than just around my parents, let me tell you! And that's for damned sure.