Children are incredible. They have the ability to be completely original without thinking themselves foolish. Their are very few times when a person, older than what is considered adolescence, have an original thought and do not discredit themselves. As well as originality, children have the ability to look at life without being cynical and welcome new ideas. If we could look at life through eyes of a child I believe the world would be a much easier place to live in, because if we could look at an idea like, gay marriage, and not think “why are they doing that” people would feel more free to be who they really are. Also, if we had the confidence to display our ideas with pride and not hide them away because of what people might think, we would do the world a huge favor because many of the greatest ideas ever conceived were bad ideas in their time. The reason children are able to
do this so well is because they don’t think,”Would an Idiot do that?” Children simply don’t care what people think of them, an admirable quality. Why trouble yourself with the opinions of other people, when you could put them aside and feel great about yourself. When I say, you shouldn’t care about what people think of you, I don’t mean that you shouldn’t welcome any opinions, you should just tune out whatever can’t help you. That is where being older comes in handy. Unlike children who are unreceptive to criticism, adults have the ability to take that criticism and improve. An adult can turn a sloppy idea into a refined organized thought.
Before I end this let me leave you with some advice. Don’t be a pessimistic, cynical, drone. Do yourself a favor and look through the eyes of child. Be original, optimistic, and confident in not only your own abilities, but in others as well. The world looks a lot friendlier and a lot prettier through the eyes of a child. -Tejas