My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
The playful innocence of children can turn the most worn out adult and bring on a new sense of liveliness. Your words so true.
True, NP...The simplicity and selflessness of childhood is an inspiration to us adults.
I have been blessed with two wonderful little grandchildren. They live far away but I see them every day on skype. The innocence in all they do is so precious and seeing and chatting with them is a joy.
Some adults do also have 'naive' dreams of life, isn't it worth having?
It would be wonderful if as adults we could experience this more often.
Funny, for the last 10 weeks I've been staring at my newborn wondering what is going though her head when she is asleep.
I often think of this over the past 16 months since my son's birth. I see it almost every day as a teacher, but I rarely take the time to see if I still have it in me. I often feel that I've lost it and feel a bit jealous of the young ones.
There is nothing more innocent than what comes out of the mouth of a young child, i also believe that when you want an honest opinion ask a child.
For a "naive" child all things are possible, for an "experienced" old man everything is impossible. (The old man said, "kid, wait until you're my age...")...O, I forget about the adults (me included), they love talking like kids but oftentimes acting like an old miserable guy....:):)
Childhood basically means a lack of autonomy and a dependence on someone else to provide and tell us what to do/think, so I disagree to a certain extent. As far as looking at the world with wonder and curiosity, yes I agree with you wholeheartedly :).
Beginner's mind at any age.
Children cannot tell a lie, because they are too innocent to think of suppressing the truth.Well done NP.<3 it!
The wide eyes of inquisitive children put a fresh spring in my step, and a smile on my face.
As you said, children are so naive... And this naiveness reflects in a very positive way, into our souls, every time we contemplate them...
I love seeing the world through a child's fresh eyes and grow sad when the learn not-so-fun lessons about some of life's realities. Innocence can be so magical.
This is such a quote that everything thinks about, but almost no one talks about. The way you put it is so shocking, but in a good way. I'm only a young, 20-something, but I relate and agree with "The child's naive dream of life is the only one worth having" wholeheartedly.
Lovely sentiment, and a route back to happiness.
Imagination = FutureGreat Imagination = Great Future