A seven year old, unschooled girl turned to her mother one day and said:
“I don’t want to learn how to tell the time,
because if I do,
I will know time is passing,
and if I know time is passing,
I will know I’m getting older,
and if I know I’m getting older,
It means I’m growing up,
and I don’t ever want to be a Grown Up!
So, I’m not going to learn how to tell the time.
To which, her mother responded, “Okay”.