What happens to that wide eyed wonder and amazement as we grow up? What happens to that child within us as we grow up? What happens to simplicity, curiosity and creativity as we grow up?
Growing up is not all that glamorous and exciting as it is projected to be. Growing up comes with the burden of losing the most important quality that makes us human; the child within us. In more ways than one, the illusion of growing up is simply another name for killing the child within us.
There is only one true way of growing up; it is by nurturing the child within us to remain alive and vibrant, as we grow up to learn and understand the world around us. If we let that child within us die, then growing up is not worth pursuing.
We are born with the most wonderful of qualities that can never be learnt formally or informally. We are born with curiosity, wonder, freedom, love and courage. A child is the most magnificent of possibilities; it is the possibility of everything that is possible.
You don’t have to teach a child to learn, laugh and cry; you don’t have to teach it to sing, dance and play. A child is born with everything it needs. Growing up should only be a process of understanding and responding to the environment around us; it should never become a process of forgetting the child within us.
If there is one single biggest problem in this world, it is that there are too many so called grown-ups! With their dry and serious affairs, they are turning the whole world into a desert; a desert that no longer grows the flowers of laughter, play and adventure.
The biggest challenge for a growing, aspiring and discovering young mind is to remain that for the rest of its life. The biggest challenge there is, is to remain a child forever; to laugh, sing and dance for no reason.
An exam preparation can be a very serious affair. But in the process, if you yourself become serious and stone like and forget the simple joys and wonders of living, even if you succeed, you would have lost more than you would have gained.
Fight to keep that child inside you alive, fight to be creative, fight to be happy, fight to sing and dance, fight to live and laugh, fight to learn and fail, fight to be you, fight to be a child forever.