I was talking to one of my friends at dance class the other day, and I asked her, “How old do you think kids should be when they start taking dance class?”
She replied confidently. “Well, I was four when I started, but I wish I had started sooner.” And I thought, “Wow, isn’t that smart. She’s only eight years old, but she has more wisdom than most adults.” She knows where she wants to go, and is thinking about how she can get there.
And I think this is often the case. So-called grown-ups love to discount the ideas and opinions of children, but children usually have better ideas than adults. How is this possible?
It’s because the children have not been subject to all the destructive, middle-class producing, negative, and average information that adults are bombarded with. Children are smart enough not to understand what they’re talking about on talk radio and are not interested in “important” things like news. Their pure minds and spiritual beings are unadulterated by society, and their creativity and intuition is virgin and limitless.
Children have a completely different paradigm of life. They spend almost every day going to school, learning new things, and growing, both physically and mentally. Most grown-ups just go to work, wait until they get to go home, and so they can relax and crack open a cold one. In the process, they learn and grow as little as possible.
A wise man once said, “When you stop growing, you start dying.” And I think it’s true. We always want to be growing and learning and doing better in life, just like an eight-year-old in class. If we all learn and grow a little bit each day, our future can be just as wonderful and exciting as we dream it to be.
Dreams Come True, Success