Spend a whole day with some adult and then spend a whole day tomorrow with a child. Take a close look at yourself and how differently they made you feel. As we go through the life, struggle with every specific phase of it, there are plenty of characteristics we had as the children and lost along the way to the adult’s life. Some of these things are inevitable, but some are an unfortunate loss.
Children should remind us of many things we should struggle to keep and adults should allow themselves to be a child and act as a child every once in a while.
Children are curious, confident, brave and seem to enjoy life much more than adults, so there are obviously some skills adults should remind themselves of or learn from children.
First of all, children really apply that well-known “carpe diem” quote. They might not go out there chasing daily duties and schedules, but each of their days starts as a brand new beginning. They give a full chance to a new day and all the opportunities it brings while adults tend to carry baggage and expect troubles.
Kids are brave. Adults have experienced many failures and tough moments which makes them precautious and keeps them in their comfort zone.
Kids don’t know how it feels to fail and hurt big time and this makes them carefree and completely ready to jump into unknown. Adults are the ones who wait until they’re ready and feel safe and secure. This prevents them from trying new experiences and taking part in action they are not fully convinced they’re good at.
Children’s courage extends further into every aspect of their life. They are unleashed. They sing loud, dance, play and express their feeling freely. Adults dwell under the rules and expectation of society, always worried about what others might think of them. Adults also tend to filter or hide their true feelings.
They see vulnerability as a weakness and a flaw and try to keep their scars away from world’s eyes. Children carry their scars as a proof of fight and surviving.
There is that old puzzle saying: Is it a bad day, so you are in a bad mood or you are in a bad mood, so your day sucks? Most of the time it’s really just a point of view. Kids tend to see the bright side and silliness in everything. Adults are obsessed with worries and troubles. That makes both of their days.
A man is the most honest, pure, free and alive while he plays. Creative pursuits energize us and children’s day is based on that fact. Adults somehow forget to play and lose the sense of carefreeness along the way. Most of chronically mentally tired people feeling emotionally empty would be surprised how live and fresh they would feel after several hours of a creative process of any kind.
Finally, there is one crucial difference regarding a general approach to the life itself. Kids discover the world surrounding them day after day, spotting details and seeing beauty in little things. Adults tend to bury themselves under the tones of habits and routine makes too many of their days tasteless. The little wonders and magic are everywhere around us, it takes children’s eyes and lust for life to see it and feel it.