Monday thought of the week: the ones that lag behind

A thought:

I think you’re right about that. Maybe we’re not going to bring all kids into natural history the way they’re into soccer. But maybe instead, we can keep our eyeballs out for those particular kids who have an inclination. It might be poorly developed, but you can see ’em. They’re the ones that lag behind the group. They’re the ones that do pick up things and look at things, listen to a shell and so on. Keep an eye out for those kids, and make sure to nurture and culture them in such a way that they can go deeper. Because they’re going to effect others along the way, and bring others along. Maybe that’s a better expenditure of our energy than the mass.

– Robert Michael Pyle (listen to the audio), for The Natural Histories Project

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