Now, “youth” are not the topic of my community engagement project this spring, but by talking with some friends recently, we concluded that kids are pretty inspiring and wonderful. Billy Cosby really had a good thing going when he said that ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ (this link showcases my absolute favorite segment from the show). Another glimpse into the inner workings of a kid’s mind is my seven-year-old cousin’s quote concerning women that wear black to look thin: “If you just worked out more, you could wear whatever color you wanted”. Is that not a hoot?!
Kids naivety makes them impervious to the adult “rules and regulations” that pertain to the rest of the grown world. They ask fantastic questions. They love unconditionally and call everyone their friend. They don’t mind getting messy to have fun. I believe that we can all learn a thing or two about living life to it’s fullest by preserving the ideals that kids hold close.
Bringing up cause and effect, and starting at the “roots of the community issue”, we need to remember that kids truly are the future of our world, so it’s vital that we look after them, encourage ambition and creativity, and, last but certainly not least, allow ourselves to be inspired by how they think and what they do. =)
Has a kid inspired you lately?