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5 Lessons that we can Learn from our Children

January 26, 2013 3 comments

 

(This post appeared first on ModernLifeBlogs.)

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?

Curiosity

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.

Energy

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.

Innocence

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.

Sunny Smiles

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.

Laughter

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

The Sun – never ceases to wonder!

March 10, 2011 Leave a comment

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The creative spark in children is because of their sense of wonder, excitement and curiosity.  They never get tired of asking questions.  As we grow we begin to lose this child-like wonder in us

Nature never ceases to wonder. The Sun has always baffled me.  It is so huge that it defies our imagination. The diameter of our sun is such that you can place 109 earths side by side. If the Sun was hollow, you could fit 333,000 Earths inside!

The Sun is one out of billions of stars.  The Sun is the closest star to Earth. The Sun is by far the largest object in the solar system. It contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of the Solar System.  It gives us light, warmth and energy to carry out our daily activities.  This giant ball of fire is about 4.5 billion years old. Since its birth it has used up about half of the hydrogen in its core. It will continue to radiate “peacefully” for another 5 billion years or so.

The Sun is by far the largest object in the solar system. It contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of the Solar System.  The Sun is, at present, about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass everything else (“metals”) amounts to less than 2%. This changes slowly over time as the Sun converts hydrogen to helium in its core.

The Sun’s surface is called the photosphere.  The temperature of the photosphere is about 10,000° Fahrenheit.  Its core is under its atmosphere. The temperature at the core, or very middle, of the Sun, is about 27 million° Fahrenheit.

For the Aztecs, who lived in central Mexico, Tonatiuh was a Sun god. There is also a Sun temple at Konark in Orissa, India. Built in the thirteenth century, it was conceived as a gigantic chariot of the Sun God, Surya, with twelve pairs of exquisitely ornamented wheels pulled by seven horses.

Sources: nineplanets.org
library.thinquest.org

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