Not intending to downplay the words of wisdom my parents have shared with me over the years, but I recently realized that all you have to do is study a child to learn everything you’ll need to know about how to live. Truly live, that is.
I’m not talking about elements of survival like how to get your own food, but more about how to be happy.
Of course, when you’re a child the last thing you’re going to do is intentionally study one of your colleagues to learn a thing or two. The whole center of the universe thing can get in the way of that and is, perhaps, the one downside to my theory.
But before we chuck it altogether, consider what follows.
As an adult, I have been reminded about some of the essential ingredients to living a happy, fulfilled, compassionate life.
Here are just some of the things we can learn from kids:
The Essence of Play
Anything is Possible
How to Live Creatively