And her response was to run through the possibility that perhaps it does not have to take that long - that perhaps the infant can move through its developmental processes at an accelerated rate.
And what would the infant do after it moved through the early childhood developmental processes at an accelerated pace? Go to college at age 7 to learn how to be a hedge fund manager?
I'm being sarcastic of course but that very attitude is the essence of our modern condition. She doesn't even stop to think WHY the infant should accelerate its process. Its just taken as a given that it should. When you really look at it, this is a form of "beat the system". "The system" is natural law, that there is a natural timing for all things - that is the essence of what studying astrology reveals. But no, we don't have to be bound to that, we are HUMANS, we can accelerate and get there faster. 1) Why? What's the rush? 2) Where is it we are getting? 3) What are we giving up by getting there faster?
What happens to what we would otherwise experience if we weren't busy accelerating?
(I realize you don't agree with her perspective. I'm just pointing out some absurdity).
Yes - I completely understand what you are communicating here and I appreciate your understanding what I was saying. Those questions you raise are so important. The one I highlighted is the one that really struck me. Such an important question. So fundamental and basic. That it is not asked, culturally and individually, to me is an expression of the loss of "Seventh Generation" thinking. Culturally, that's obvious. Individually, to me, it's interesting. Because it seems to be a statement of profound lack of self-love, if patience and self-understanding are considered to be essential components of that.