5 Lessons that we can Learn from our Children
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As parents we are always concerned about inculcating the right values in our children but have you wondered what we can learn from our children?
Children do not bring any preconceived notions or prejudices to the classroom. So they are always full of wonder and curiosity. As adults we have to learn to unlearn. Our false notions and egoistic beliefs stand in the way of our quest for truth.
A child is a bundle of energy jumping from task to task with effortless ease. Even after hours of play they do not want to stop. The reason is they are lost in the present moment and fully enjoy whatever they do. Children play like there is no tomorrow.
Who does not love an innocent child? They have no qualms about the future. They are always honest and say what is on their mind. They also do not build walls of discrimination based on colour, caste or creed. Their love is unconditional.
Have you seen a child cry one moment and burst into laughter the very next moment? They do not brood over trivial quarrels or misunderstandings. They are able to forgive and forget. This is one important lesson that we can learn from children.
Children are known to laugh a great deal more than adults. Cartoons, comic books, jokes and mimicking are the best part of childhood. This keeps them intrinsically motivated and it also inspires and changes the mood of all around them.
What are the lessons that you have learnt from your child?
“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” – Aldous Huxley