on: Taking Children Seriously. One point of view I find helpful is the reverse, that people are just really old kids. It makes it easier to, within limits, accept and forgive irrational behavior (including my own!) while keeping a positive, growth- oriented mindset. Application of fundamental theorem of calculus is explained with the help of examples. The reverse point of view of the first fundamental theorem is e. 15 Apr This is a powerful ad. And I hope its message is heeded by those at whom it is directed. But it reminded me of what a wonderful mind-opening technique looking at things in a reverse manner can be. Here is one of my favorite examples of " reverse." I'll quote a section from my book, A Whack on the Side of.