“So we’ve got this strata by just taking an interest and interesting him in the real world around him and properly defining things. But we have to do that on a companionship basis, not upon an authoritarian basis. If we are crushing this child with data all the time, the data will not be assimilated, it will just be parked in the bullpen where most education resides. In fact, I think most people that graduate from college have still got their whole college education parked over here in the bullpen, it’s not assimilated.
“And every time you start telling this person, ‘The reason you have to know this is simply because we are going to ask you on an examination…’ Well, you’d hardly call that education. That is to say, ‘If you will pick up this data and memorize it and spit it back when we tell you to, you are then educated.’
“Well, in such a wise, you can’t follow this program with a child. What you’ve got to do is get the child interested in the real world.”
L. Ron Hubbard
“Child Dianetics—Part II”
8 November 1950