My line of work requires me to spend time with children. Like a lot of time. Really a lot.
No doubt I have plenty of chances to ask them “Who do you want to be like when you grow up?” Unsurprisingly, their answers are no different than mine, when I was 4
As a child, most of us look up to adults; basically our dad, mum, grandpa, grandma or any grown-ups around us. We have the just pre-set assumption that adults are always right. They know what is good and what is bad for us. So, we listened to them. Just because they have lived longer than us.
As an adult, I find myself wanting to think or act more like a child. I want to simply forget after crying it out. I want to hold out my hand for the person who has hurt me. I want to hug someone without second guessing his/her motive. I want to look into a person’s eyes with no thoughts.
And so, I ended up… looking up to a child’s heart, mind and wonders.
You might want to try and watch a child’s interaction with others one day. Don’t simply overlook what a child does or say. As much as children should be learning from us, adults, they have something in store for us too.
Maybe… Just maybe, we can learn something from their simplicity too.