One thing that I've noticed
about little children
(age two to five) is that they don't know how to share
-- that's the obvious
part. The other part is that they are
learning to hoard before learning to share
Up to this point, kids
are not greedy (they don't know anything about greed
). They'll simply be interested
by anything. But at this point, they change a bit. They start having "my
I don't know how to explain that, but you notice when it happens. Even if they're not interested in something, they'll hold onto it for dear life and bawl if it is removed. It's just a strange thing -- going from complacency to greed, before being able to learn to share and give.
Or maybe, I'm just imagining this developmental stage. Heh.