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Children are allowed to play in a wrecked alien spaceship to uncover its technology because their imagination is not yet affected by their education.

I remember is the idea that by educating our children, by imposing a way of thinking, we might also limit their possible development.

It's been more than 20 years since I read this for sure. I read it in Romanian, but I don't think it was a Romanian author (but there is a slim chance...).

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    Hi there! That's a bit terse at the moment, could you please take a look at these guidelines on story-ID, see if they trigger any more memories you could edit in? Perhaps the two most important - what kind of "work" was it, a book, a short story? And when would it have been released? As well as anything else the guide would remind you of, even if seems minor - everything may help in getting you an answer. Cheers :) – Jenayah Feb 10 at 14:22
  • Book, story, comic, movie, TV episode, ..., something else? – ypercubeᵀᴹ Feb 10 at 14:39
  • Sorry Jenayah, it's been a long time since I read it and all I remember is the idea that by educating our children, by imposing a way of thinking, we might also limit their possible development. – Silviu P. Feb 10 at 14:44
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    No worries (just for your information you can notify previous commenters you replied to them with an "at" (@Jenayah it's been a long time...). This way they'll get an inbox notifcation with your newest comment). Back to the story-ID; how long is "a long time"? 20 years? 50? And do you have any recollection of it being rather a short story, a standalone novel, a trilogy? Did you read it in English, was it a trasnlation? Please refer to the guide above - you'd be surprised what kind of memories it can trigger :) – Jenayah Feb 10 at 14:56
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    @Jenayah It's been more than 20 years for sure, I read it in Romanian, but I don't think it was a Romanian author ( but there is a slim chance...) – Silviu P. Feb 10 at 15:03

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