Read Seymour Papert’s essay on the “Gears of My Childhood” and write about an object from your childhood that interested and influenced you.
- The bicycle provided a freedom to travel great distances, unsupervised. Today, I love to travel.
- The bicycle provided me access to a number of different social circles and friendships. Today, I know many people and socialize across social and economic domains.
- The bicycle provided me travel to many different events. Today, my interests and studies are broad.
- The bicycle allowed me to escape the restraints of what was expected of me. Today, I seek (with confidence) alternate routes to desired outcomes.
- The bicycle was easy to take apart and put back together. Today, I am constantly taking things apart and putting them back together, often improving them along the way.
- The bicycle caused me injury, but I always made it home. Today, I pick myself up on bad days and have persistence to keep going.
- The bicycle took me places I could not have otherwise gone. Today, I am still curious and follow thoughts, ideas and inspirations to places I would not have otherwise gone.