On the Trivium (Well, Part of It Anyway)

"It will, doubtless, be objected that to encourage young persons at the Pert age to browbeat, correct, and argue with their elders will render them perfectly intolerable. My answer is that children of that age are intolerable anyhow; and that their natural argumentativeness may just as well be canalized to good purpose as allowed to run away into the sands."

From Dorothy Sayers in The Lost Tools of Learning

One thought on “On the Trivium (Well, Part of It Anyway)

  1. Renae says:

    Yes! Ha ha, I love it! In not so many words, I feel like we follow a similar philosophy… I like to call it “fine-tuning” to prepare for the years when they will use their, um, argumentativeness to combat peer pressure. It’s a theory anyway.
    We have this book around the house somewhere… I should go dust it off and give it another go.

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