“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (
As children, we are full of curiosity. The world around us is big and exciting. We explore, we investigate and let our imaginations run wild. Then as we grow up, we get taught to curb our inquisitive nature and think logically. We get processed through the education system, which aims to prepare us for life beyond school, only to emerge into the world the same as everyone else. So, in order to stand out from the crowd, we learn to think outside the box, be ourselves and adopt a mindset of constant improvement, aways asking why we’re doing what we’re doing, the way we’re doing it and whether there is a better way of doing it.
In an ironic twist, that child-like inquisitive nature which we had as children and had programmed out of us, is what we search for and try to rediscover as adults, in an effort to add meaning to our lives and discover what we are truly capable of. Some of the greatest artists, writers, poets, musicians, athletes and even entrepreneurs the world has ever seen are those who never lost touch with their inner child.
So, today, pick up a novel and transport yourself to a different time, country or even galaxy. Or if you’re more of a visual person, choose a good movie or go for a walk outdoors. Whatever you do, let your imagination roam free. Rediscover your inner child. You won’t be sorry.