Assume you buy like a Samsung Galaxy S5 Grey on eBay and it comes in Black. You ask for a return and refund which is granted relatively promptly. They send you a shipping label which you put on the same box they sent the phone to you in. Unfortunately, they sent it Priority Mail but the return shipping label is First Class and the Post Office returns the box to you. You go to write a negative review on eBay and somehow the seller has blocked you from doing so. The point: Be careful what box you use when doing returns. PS though: A complaint has been lodged with eBay and efforts are being made to post a scathing review of this seller. PPS: It looks like there are no Grey phones available, so this seller says he or she has one, but then sells you a Black one and figures you'll keep it. Who does he or she think he's dealing with is what we'd like to know.
The analogy is pervasive among his critics: Donald Trump is like a child. Making him the president was like making a 4-year-old the leader of the free world.
But the analogy is profoundly wrong, and it’s unfair to children. The scientific developmental research of the past 30 years shows that Mr. Trump is utterly unlike a 4-year-old.
Four-year-olds care deeply about the truth. They constantly try to seek out information and to figure out how the world works. Of course, 4-year-olds, as well as adults, occasionally lie. But Mr. Trump doesn’t just lie; he seems not even to care whether his statements are true.
Four-year-olds are insatiably curious. One study found that the average preschooler asks hundreds of questions per day. Just watch a toddler “getting into everything” — endangering his own safety to investigate interesting new objects like knives and toasters. Mr. Trump refuses to read and is bored by anything that doesn’t involve him personally.
Four-year-olds can pay attention. They do have difficulty changing the focus of their attention in response to arbitrary commands. But recent studies show that even babies systematically direct their focus to the events and objects that will teach them the most. They pay special attention to events that contradict what they already believe. Mr. Trump refuses to pay attention to anything that clashes with his preconceptions.