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← Children need to be sprinkled with fairy dust

Chris Davis's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by Chris Davis

Kids can do fantasy without help. When I was approximately 0, I learned - probably from my scientist mum - that diamonds were formed by pressure on coal. So I put a lump outside and placed a brick on it.

I knew it wouldn't be enough to make a diamond, but I hoped for some less valuable intermediate - I had in mind a chocolate bar.

Two days later, no change. I learned something about reality - without a feeling of betrayal, because nobody had lied to me.

CD

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 01:58:00 UTC | #258467