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Old 04-29-2012, 12:31 PM   #43
fjtorres
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Originally Posted by Ralph Sir Edward View Post
Here's a real-life example of the "New York City is the Hub of the World" mindset.

It's not an attitude that most non-New Yorkers care to put up with....
Well, it *is* good for the odd bit of mockery:
http://mappery.com/maps/A-View-of-Wo...Avenue-Map.jpg


Adult mindsets generally try to calibrate reports as to source and bias; younger mindsets either accept them uncritically or reject them equally uncritically.

One of the things the better YA fiction does is present the reader with ambiguous ethics and morality (Hocking's TRYLLE Trilogy, for one, HUNGER GAMES, for another. Especially MOCKINGJAY.) to highlight the need to question *everything* and accept nothing at face value unless you *choose* to do so.

In recent times, even the better video games are playing in the arena of ambiguity. (The mostly brilliant MASS EFFECT Trilogy.)

There is hope for the young ones.
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