I was shocked when when my nephew was in elementary school (now a junior in high school) and they had a police officer posted on site full time. I guess the theory is have “Officer Friendly” with the assumption that kids will admire the police officer and those that don’t are trouble anyway that need to be arrested. I dunno. But it was weird to me. I’m used to it now. But I still feel like there’s a line crossed.

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I think for the practitioner, it truly would depend on their own boundaries. children age 3 1/2 -4 and up know the difference between fantasy and reality. it’s a cognitive “switch” that clicks in. that’s not to say they get it right every time, or that there aren’t mental states where the line gets blurred, or where the local social structure artificially props up a fantasy element such as Santa Claus. But even those don’t usually last too much further. within the blurred line category, you can also choose to believe something is real and reinforce it yourself by choice. I believe in most cases though, displays of belief in fantasy when lacking social support tend more towards conscious acting where the line is very clear. In that case, creating bad habits that transfers into non role play exchanges is at the same level as method acting issues perhaps and could be addressed that way.

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Seedy Johnson I accept from a developmental basis: b) is more damning to me: a) Evolutionarily: The genetic precursors to the nervous system are found in a sponge, which lacks a nervous system. even though they CAN sense and respond to their environment. So their senses do work. HOWEVER: many of the genes are used for other purposes unrelated to nervous system function. So, unless I can identify sufficient nervous system function in organisms that lack nervous systems, I cannot claim a substitute nervous system from an evolutionary prior. I cannot. b) The neural tube extends on one side to the end of what becomes the spinal chord and the other side to the brain. The neural tube is closed in a cylinder. The ends, while differentiated, terminate. So yes, closed. I accept. “The part of the neural tube in the vicinity of the somites will form the future spinal cord. The rostral end of the neural tube will close and continue to grow to form the various structures of the brain.”

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flying dream. slice of cheese on bread not long before bed? maybe. i was surprised because I was thinking about going higher and higher and my voice was getting higher and higher, fully expecting to either wake up or fall in the dream. I was singing a song and higher and higher pitches and flying higher and higher. when I came back down the dream, the extra long flying time was a reward for having endured or survived something. An old teacher was involved. He’d survived covid-19 after getting it during the worst of it. Still had a cough while visiting him. months later a friend was shocked i saw him alive before and after flying and was still alive which is when i explained the covid survival.

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Once upon a time, there were 13 channels on TV. Then there was cable with 100 channels. Those 100 channels played continually, 24 hours a day. Those 100 channels ran nonstop from the 1980s to the early 00s. Then in the 2010s, streaming came into its own. Youtube became more than just a place for comedy sketches. Radio transformed into podcasting. New celebrities emerged. From 2010s to today, the old world media despite all the advertising money pumped into it, is severely dying as it should.

Once upon a time,
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