Be more childish: dream, imagine, believe

happykidsWe hear too often about the kids of our generation being troublesome, hyperactive, lazy, etc.

I would like to share with you some videos of some really bright kids who speak more sense than a lot of our adults. Even our world leaders can learn so much from them.

Children have a natural sense of curiosity and bewilderment. They don’t think about the limitations; that comes later, when they are taught cynicism by the adults around them. They still appreciate the beauty, and have empathy for nature. Do you remember playing with a bug as a child, or nursing a bird with a broken wing?

How different would our world be if we retained that wonderment and creativity, and believed that our dreams were still possible? It is still possible, even as an adult, to get out in nature, to recapture that natural curiosity, to just get present in the moment, as that is how children are.

If you have seen it before, you couldn’t forget the girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes. That event was over 20 years ago. Severn Suzuki is now grown-up and works in preservation, as we always knew she would.

Here are some examples of more amazing kids in our society that we adults can learn a lot from. What do they have in common? They have parents and adults around them who have read to them, spent time with them, and nurtured their belief that they are important, which they most definitely are.

They have goals, dreams, imagination, belief, confidence. They are focussed on creating a better future for themselves and their children.

It warms my heart, and I can rest easy, knowing that our precious Earth is safely in the hands of these growing children. We can learn a lot from them 🙂

2 thoughts on “Be more childish: dream, imagine, believe”

  1. It’s easy to make generalizations and say that all the kids are lazy, all of them have attitude problem, all the parents allow their kids to do what they want, there no discipline left anymore. Just because you see one or two kids like this, you forget the ten you saw before.
    It’s a tendency that is important to us for species survival but it can hurt us as well. Not all children are equal, neither are all the parents. And it does not depend on how much they make, or even what they cultural backround is or how much education they have.
    People are different.

    1. Precisely Joanna. Thank you for your comment.
      I would like to see newspapers and media that praise and highlight the achievements of our children and youth more than focussing on anti-social behaviour, because the balance is so different than what is reported.

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