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They just know

June 7, 2014

Kids know stuff.

They know how to play “pretend”.  Adults call this improvisational theater.  Kids just call it playing pretend.

They know how to choose friends.  Adults call this networking and will network with people who are not nice because they need the connection.  Kids know that people who aren’t nice probably hang out with other people who aren’t nice.

Kids know how to eat.  Adults call this nutritional support and meal planning.  Kids just eat when they are hungry.

Kids know how to pick good shoes.  Adults call this accessorizing.  Kids just want the ones that look cool and make them feel fast.

Kids know how to daydream.  Adults call this wasting time.  Kids know there are too many lives to be lived to limit them all to one’s conscious living.

Kids know how to talk to God.  Adults call this praying, and are usually quite concerned about getting the words right.  Kids know God knows everything, including their hearts, and so they say what they need to say and let Him sort out the words.

It’s too bad we forget so much of the good stuff in the process of learning to become adults.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 7, 2014 1:49 am

    Excellent post! Kids sure are smart.

  2. June 7, 2014 11:00 am

    We can certainly learn a lot from kids. There’s no complexity, they are so creative and things just are. When I was a kid I just wanted to grow up but now all I want is to see the world through children’s eyes again.

    • June 7, 2014 3:16 pm

      I’m with you. I’d like to have that purity of thinking without the naïveté of immaturity. Guess we can’t have it all…

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