What’s up with us now?
Chaos here and there … there has been a lot which we need to unlearn from the archives of our past. There should be a lot which we need to learn & re-learn from the scenarios of our present.
Adult as we are, we may not identify which is which to learn and unlearn at this point in time — How much more a child would?
Everything now is at stake! – don’t you think so?
If we ever intend to “map-out” a good journey for our children’s future, there are “Windows of opportunity” which we need to look into; yet we vaguely are able to ascertain which and what and how.
Children Learn What They Live; Children Live What They Learn
Children learn what they live
Children live what they learn
Teach them the way to love in their hearts
They will find love in the world.
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn,
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient,
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence,
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate,
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith,
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself,
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
he learns to find love in the world.
— taken from Les Crane Desiderata album
How a child learns and develops is very critical!
UNAWARE as we possibly are, children would even learn even those that we do not teach.
This fact makes it even more DANGEROUS — for we are not so sensible of the things and actions that children may capture.
Now the thing is, WHAT is it that WE SHOULD TRANSFER to each child? and HOW should we transfer what we should? [please expound your idea through AN ARTICLE of your own, with your own title.]
In this Millennial Age, if we ever want to make REAL TRANSFORMATION, we have to see children in a new light! They are not ours to just keep, they are our RESPONSIBILITY TO NURTURE – and most importantly, they could be THE CHANGE that we could be OPTIMISTIC ABOUT!