My son tells me today, “I don’t like thinking, I like doing.”
That’s pretty much sums it up for him. And explains why too much ‘meta-learning’ makes him crazy.
It’s interesting though that an 8 year old, who is not generally all that introspective, came up with that clear self-understanding.
I wonder, is it a “guy” thing? The preferring “doing” over “thinking”? Cuz hubby is like that too. Although, I’m drawing out his “thinking” side, and he’s drawing out my “doing” side.
My 6 year old daughter – she’s a thinker. The baby she’s a thinker AND a doer. Both girls are storytellers. My son is not a storyteller, except for ‘just the facts’ and ‘how things work’ stories.
I don’t know why I bring this up except to say that I’m glad that we’re able to integrate everyone’s learning and living styles. And, learn from each other being so different.