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Friday, November 04, 2005

Office Politics In Young Children

This letter was written by my 7 year-old Indonesian niece to her friend from the same class.

To You

Josselyn, I am sorry. Because you cannot come and play with me. I didn't know that during the holidays, I will be in Singapore. Anyway, I will give you some stickers when I get back. But there's a condition. You cannot friend with Iona. You must pretend to friend her. If you friend her then I won't give you sweets and erasers. Don't tell this to anyone. It is a secret between us.

Please agree with me and circle Yes.

Yes _____ No


Well, that letter was left on the table in the living room after she left. So as I was clearing the table, lo and behold, a TOP SECRET letter was

It's interesting how young children are able to understand "politics", "foreign relations" and "bribes" even though no one teaches them these stuff.

I guess it's through interactions amongst adults that they learn such stuff.

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Blogger <"3 )~ said...

Oh my goodness that is great!! I hope you don't mind, but I'm crossposting to my blog :) I'll give a linkback!

Thanks for a great post!

<"3 )~ taranicole

7:16 AM, November 05, 2005  
Blogger Steph said...

Haha...I found her letter cute and thought that maybe I should post it in my blog.

Lol...thanks for the linkback :D

8:35 AM, November 05, 2005  
Blogger zandperl said...

Wow, that's impressive! :) If only countries were that transparent.

12:20 AM, November 06, 2005  
Blogger Steph said...

Haha...true if only countries were that transparent then the world will have less problems. Or is it more?

10:04 AM, November 06, 2005  
Blogger Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Discrimination is in our genes.

5:02 AM, November 09, 2005  
Blogger Steph said...

True...humans show discrimination either knowingly or unknowingly.

5:51 PM, November 09, 2005  

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