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.
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. 🙂 Would love to know your thoughts on this piece.
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