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My hypotheses: Adults who do not understand the what and why of
children's imagery; children's growing awareness of imagery in the world
around them; fear of failure and ridicule by classmates and others; all
of the things we do to make them into little adults from high expectation
sports involvements to the way we dress them. All of which combine in
some psychological way to deny them the joy of an unfettered childhood in
which they ought to be able to be what they really are------and that is,
of course, KIDS!