Secrets Shared Must Be Handled With Care

By David Bornstein

When I was in Mexico City last month doing research on the Antenas program – the subject of my Fixes column earlier this week — I had the opportunity to sit in Antenas’ room and have a conversation with the animated character used by psychotherapists to communicate with children. I found the effect surprising. Antenas, guided by a therapist named Elsa Molina in the next room, began by asking me simple questions, as he does with all children. Antenas asked: “Why did you come to Mexico City?” I replied, “I’m a writer and I’m doing research.” Antenas asked: ‘What is a writer?’
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