Don’t Forget to Power Up Batteries

As kids, we are taught a lot of things to be a better individual and grown up, there are not so many responsibilities in our lives at that point of time and yet the flavor which each of the individuals get from their own families is surprising, we take up our parents’ or grandparents’ eyes, nose and some behavioral traits while the journey continues. Childhood is one of our greatest times of existence and most of the times we realize it when we grow up and then want to undo things and those which are not in our control.

The approach towards life and consequences comes from experiences. All the families rich or poor or middle class, all the religions, class, caste, skin have more or less some of those which are so similar to all of us that it’s strange. If we look at it from a broader perspective, pain, struggles, love, ambitions, desires are very common because at the end we are human beings and most of the pattern of existing remains the same for us. Then why are we still in the opinion of being different? Of more privilege or less? Of more value or less? Of more importance or less? Can we do something to change that? Maybe yes, maybe no, maybe impossible or maybe very much possible. It all depends on how we think about solving a problem.

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I want to give a simple example. For a child, his/her toys are the most important things, if they stop functioning they will react to it differently. How they react is what talks about how we have brought them up, how we have taught them the importance of “things”. If we have told them that what matters more is humanity, compassion and the feeling of giving than getting, perceptions get bolder.

Now, the original problem with the toy not working sometimes is that the “terminals” of the batteries are not placed in the right way and a simple switch could make it work. If you teach your child that the problem had a simple solution and there was nothing to be worried, just to think of a solution, he/she will develop an approach in his/her life in every problem they face. They will take time, get to the root of the problem to solve it compared to just screaming and being upset about the problem and asking someone to solve it for them. See the difference?

I’ll sign off on that note. ๐Ÿ™‚ Would love to know your thoughts on this piece.

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  1. Roma Gupta sinha October 9, 2017 @ 8:54 pm

    This was such an interesting take on terminal Ashwini and you sure make a point.

    • adodani October 9, 2017 @ 11:15 pm

      Thank you, Roma. Appreciate the visit. Long time, no?

  2. Nibha Gupta October 9, 2017 @ 10:48 pm

    I like this: The approach towards life and consequences comes from experiences.. Very true. Ad a totally different take on the prompt so far! Great job!
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    • adodani October 9, 2017 @ 11:14 pm

      Thank you so so much, Nibha ๐Ÿ™‚ Means a lot.

  3. SHALINI BAISIWALA October 10, 2017 @ 7:51 am

    How rightly you have put it. Giving kids the proper channel of understanding is so so important in shaping them up as resourceful adults!
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    • adodani October 10, 2017 @ 11:23 am

      True that, Shalini. Thanks for dropping by and sharing your perspective ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Aesha Shah October 10, 2017 @ 10:18 am

    That’s a unique take on the prompt and so apt.

    • adodani October 10, 2017 @ 11:23 am

      Thank you, Aesha. I am happy the piece is resonating and unique ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Leo October 10, 2017 @ 10:58 am

    It’s important helping children to understand that a problem isn’t the end of the world. ๐Ÿ™‚ A very different piece on this prompt. I liked it.

    • adodani October 10, 2017 @ 11:22 am

      Thank you, Vinay. I am glad ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Shamik October 10, 2017 @ 11:57 am

    Nice write up. Liked the title of the post. Very true to the fact what you have mentioned in this post. It is necessary to hit the problem at the root and find a solution rather than cribbing for why its happening to me.
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    • adodani October 10, 2017 @ 11:59 am

      Thanks Sham bro. Means a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Bhavya October 10, 2017 @ 12:53 pm

    Life experiences are what shape our actions. We need to let kids fall and then let them learn to get up, rather than always hover around them and not letting them learn in natural environs.
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    • adodani October 10, 2017 @ 2:24 pm

      Well said ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. keerthi vydyula October 10, 2017 @ 7:08 pm

    Beautiful meaning conveyed through simple words! Indeed learning from experiences from life leaves a beautiful mark on us. If one learns to see and learn to live life like this as a child its like icing on top of a cake. Makes it so much easier..

    • adodani October 12, 2017 @ 11:03 am

      Thank you, Keerthi ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sreedeep October 10, 2017 @ 10:20 pm

    This is a very different take on the prompt. Yes, it’s important to teach children at a young age about developing a solutions mindset which will help them when they grow up. Great piece, salute!

    • adodani October 12, 2017 @ 11:03 am

      Thanks, Sreedeep. Means a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Shilpa Gupte October 11, 2017 @ 4:10 pm

    True, it’s the approach we have towards life that changes the way we look at life or her idiosyncrasies.
    Very well expressed, Ashwini!
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    • adodani October 12, 2017 @ 11:04 am

      Thank you, Shilpa ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Mahak @babyandbeyondin October 12, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

    Innovative take on the prompt! Yes.. for children, every little experience is an opportunity to learn. It could be something as simple as a toy running out of batteries, but it will shape their personality in terms of how they reach when faced with problem. Well explained.

    • adodani October 12, 2017 @ 2:09 pm

      Thank you, Mahak ๐Ÿ™‚ Appreciate the visit.

  12. Shalini October 13, 2017 @ 3:09 pm

    First of all, wow! That’s a totally unexpected use of prompt! And yes, I agree. It’s how we help and shape our children’s personality that would help them take decisions in the later stage.
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    • adodani October 13, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Shalini ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Akshata October 15, 2017 @ 4:40 pm

    That was quite a different take on the prompt. A lot has to do with the way one is raised, the circle one is exposed to and life’s experiences which alter our thinking over time

    • adodani October 16, 2017 @ 9:25 am

      True that, welcome back after long ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Apeksha Rao October 16, 2017 @ 7:13 pm

    True, problems will always come our way. Wisdom lies in adapting to any situation and solving the problem, rather than whining about it.

    • adodani October 17, 2017 @ 1:06 pm

      Indeed, that’s the message ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Jinal Gada October 17, 2017 @ 11:32 pm

    I agree, we parents are the ones who are going to be the trs actually role models and let me tell u, my 14 month old is teaching me to be patient and calm bcoz I want him to be that way.
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    • adodani October 18, 2017 @ 11:56 am

      Oh, the mysterious ways kids teach us to be better ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the visit.

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