Don’t forget what it’s like to be a child

Big Questions from Little People and Simple Answers from Great Minds is a collection of questions from actual elementary school students, with answers provided (in elementary english) from experts in that field. A fun, light read that will surely make you smile. Here’s part of the response to the question “Why are the grown-ups in charge?” (Keep in mind the responses are addressed to the children asking the question.

I, do, however, want to share one little secret with you. I think adults can go wrong because they forget what it’s like to be a child. So you can remind the grown-ups of three key things:

Firstly, that it’s important to take time out to play with you. Because sometimes they can work too hard.

Secondly, remind them to stop worrying what others think of them, just be themselves and boldly claim what their dreams are. It’s very silly not to follow your dreams, don’t you think?

And lastly, you can teach them to take each day at at time, milk every last bit of fun from it, and not worry about tomorrow. Because grown-ups forget to be free and joyful in the moment and you are brilliant at that.

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