Often times it seems that adults make the mistake of believing that kids know nothing about life until they learn it all from observing the adults around them. They don’t realize just how much kids can teach you about life. They might not be educated or worldly about what life has to offer and they know how to approach life in ways we don’t. Here are things kids can teach you about life!
Kids Live in the Moment
If you take the time to watch kids throughout their day, you might have noticed how they live in the moment. They enjoy living in the moment and don’t let their worries (even if they are small) get in the way of their happiness. They are not focused on the future or they don’t dwell on the past, but take in what the world has to offer in that moment. Enjoying all that life has to offer by living moment to moment is one of the main things kids can teach you about life.
Kids Believe in Miracles
Kids believe in things magical such as the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus and no matter how impossible those ideas may be, they still choose to believe in them as long as they possibly can. Adults however are often so quick to dismiss miracles that they devoid their life of hope. You do not need to believe in magic to believe in miracles. Hope is all you need, which can brighten up your outlook on life.
Kids Speak Out
Kids don’t suppress their emotions. You know when they are upset, happy, hungry, or excited. They tell you what they want and what they don’t want. Adults tend to keep their feelings and emotions inside which can lead to all kinds of problems because of miscommunication. We can learn from our kids to express our feelings by talking about them. Letting others know how you feel and what you think is healthy. Others can not get to know you or be connected with you if you keep your feelings inside.
Kids are Accepting
Kids are open-minded and pure from the start. They don’t discriminate against race, beliefs, or religion until someone teaches them to do so. They are not afraid to experience new things or try something not familiar to them. That is admirable and something that we could learn from them. Having an open mind will open so many more doors and opportunities that can take you farther in life.
Kids Do What Makes Them Happy
Kids usually lean towards things that makes them happy. They watch cartoons that they enjoy, choose toys that they want and like, and they eat the food that pleases their taste buds. They do things that make them happy and don’t do things that make them sad and depressed but instead go with their gut. If adults did this, didn’t abuse themselves or limit themselves to things that they did not enjoy doing they no doubt would be much happier. If you are not comfortable with something and not happy, it is a probably an indication to move on to whatever you need to in order to be happy.
Kids Are Daring
As adults we often let fear get in the way of what we want. We analyze things too much and make them more complicated than they need to be. Instead we should practice being being fearless and determined just like kids often are. Kids pick up sports so easily for this reason. They don’t worry that they may get hurt while playing their sports, instead just go for it. Taking a risk can often benefit you in ways you don’t realize. Just watch kids!
Kids Explore Their Interests
Curiosity is the main way kids learn. They ask questions, touch things, and observe people around them. They are driven solely by their curiosity to learn things about life which you don’t see in adults. There comes a point when we stop asking questions, stop wondering and questioning about situations and just go with what we know. Our learning process should not end when we become adults. We have powerful minds that are capable of much more.
Even though kids might have just recently come onto this planet, there are some things that they are aware of that we are not. Kids remind us constantly to go back to our roots and live life with joy and without the pressure and stress that comes with it. We can learn so much from our kids.