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March 31, 2009 Posted by Tahir in Books

Content and Container

As the parent of two small children, I often find myself explaining to them the difference between content and container. We are all at times lured by the sizzle, so greatly that we forget it’s almost of no value at all.  And children  fall for it all more, perhaps because of the way society targets them, and because of their natural ingenuousness. This morning, Ariane was going on and on about her best friend’s school bag. She described it in intricate detail. She said it had pictures of Barbie all over the back, and pink fluffy felt on the sides, and a handle made from real pink leather. At first I tried to tell her that the bag was nothing more than that, a bag… but she didn’t want to hear. So I  said I would tell her story to explain what I meant. This is the story, The Book of the Book…



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