Have you ever said the wrong thing and regretted it? Yeah, me neither. Maybe don’t read this while drinking a hot drink. ☕
Heads saying words
Your brain retrieves and delivers the words that come out of your mouth very, very fast – it takes mere hundreds of milliseconds. Sometimes there’s time to mull over the best choice of phrase, but much is actually unconscious: we’re just heads saying words, at times with awkward or hilarious consequences. You don’t know what the right thing to say is until you’ve already said the wrong one. Children embrace this openly: they learn what to say by saying everything and seeing what happens.