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14 Things We Can Learn From Kids

by Yann Girard

A while ago I wrote a post about why we should be more like kids and play more. We all know that having kids makes us happy (that’s at least what they want us to believe until we are able to make up our own minds).

We are self-sufficient and seem to know everything already.

C) New people. When you’re a kid you meet all sorts of new people and you start to play with them, hang out or just have a good time. You go to a restaurant with your parents and you start playing with all the other kids.

And your dreams will remain dreams… Forever.

G) Plans. When you’re a kid you don’t have any plans. You don’t even know what you’re going to do the next day. The next day will tell you what you’re going to do the next day. And honestly speaking you don’t even care about what’s going to happen.

Unfortunately as grownups we start to get freaked out by failure, stop trying out new things, quickly give up once we were knocked down and believe we don’t need role models any longer…

I) Fear. Kids aren’t afraid of anything. They get on that damn skateboard or bicycle and simply enjoy the ride. They don’t worry about anything. They don’t analyze the probabilities of getting injured, falling down or breaking their bones.

Unfortunately, the best things in life, such as love, moving to another country or city, being an entrepreneur, riding a skateboard, changing career, letting go and enjoying life to the fullest require fearlessness.

A life guided by fear will not result in stories worth telling.

Then we start to forget about our parents and what they did for us.

We stop calling them, stop visiting them and when they get really old we put them into a place where they should feel save (whereas it’s actually about us easing our minds). And we almost completely erase them from our minds…

If we don’t get the things we want right away we usually give up..

In the end it’s all about being able to stop worrying so much about the future and not living in the past and not holding on to things you can’t change anyways.

It is today’s now that will shape tomorrow’s now. So enjoy your life. You can’t control or predict it anyway…

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