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[Xmca-l] Re: Crises and stages/ages



Sure, but those transitions, in themselves, do not necessarily implicate a
change in the structuring of consciousness, cognition or manner of
activity.  That's particularly so of changes in the roles and
responsibilities of adults.  Once one is sufficiently adapted to one's
environment, it takes deliberate intention to change one's mode of
conduct.  Hence Simon's referencing the capacity for adaptation.

Huw


On 20 March 2015 at 12:22, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> Sticking to child development for the moment .... a child is born
> physically, biologically, emotionally, psychologically, intellectually and
> socially dependent on their family (or whomever).
> In something like 90% of cases, by the time they're in their 20s, they are
> working, voting, householders in their own right. No matter how many people
> never get a job, raise a family or learn to tell the difference between  a
> used car salesman and a statesman, this process is normal, the passage
> through a series of culturally defined social positions in which the given
> individual more or less adequately fulfils the social expectations.
>
> Andy
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