Are You Smarter Than Your Kid?
With old age comes more maturity, knowledge, and intelligence, right? Well, that’s not always the case. Most times, the aging process takes away our natural ability to be curious and inquisitive as children would. To learn the greatest lessons in life, look at kids, as they know more than we think they know, and they are more than ready to teach us if we are willing to watch, absorb, learn, and implement the lessons they teach us.
The common adage “honesty is the best policy,” can be likened to how children act. They have no filter, and often they say it as it is irrespective of who they are communicating with. Look back at times a child told someone “that shirt isn’t nice,” or “I don’t like this food,” they were just honest, and as adults, our response is to shush the child and tell them not to say such things to people. Children always describe it as it is whether right or wrong, unlike adults who like to sit on the fence and cover up with white lies, so as not to make the other person feel bad. A little honesty wouldn’t hurt now, would it?
Showing emotions isn’t a sign of weakness as several adults perceive, showing emotions are part of being humans, and it is what differentiates you from robots. Take a cue from kids; they laugh, smile, and cry occasionally. Letting a little dose of happiness and excitement envelope you now and then will do you a whole lot of good, and free you up. Letting your emotions out, and objectively moving on to deal with a particular thing will do you so much good.
Sometimes you have to see life with the fun glasses of a kid and not just the serious way you now know how to understand life. For adults, life can be serious, but then again, a little fun here, and there won’t cause you any harm. Just find fun anywhere you can even in your seriousness.
Be passionate about something. Kids can be passionate about certain activities like coloring riding a horse or even building a Lego set. Let the passion fuel you, and find that thing you are passionate about doing. The more you dwell on what you have a passion for, the more happiness you will derive in life.
Trust your intuition as a child would. Listen to your heart, somethings instead of your head. There are times when you don’t need to overthink certain things; your intuition will do all the work for you. Ever hearsay, “I listened to my guts,” well, that’s intuition doing the talking.
As much as adults want to help children develop, learn, and grow, they also can learn a lot from kids. There are some interesting life skills that you can learn from a child, that will help you leave a better life.