The most beautiful, challenging, yet thrilling dimension of my training career comes from my interaction with children. They are smart, creative, simple and honest. These four attributes are, however, quite rare in most modern workplaces. Although we do invest a lot in making our employees creative, the environment we provide is simply contradictory. My belief is that all human beings are born creative, and later are misguided by experience, education and environment. This gets confirmed when I talk to these little wonders!
Let me share few observations, I’ve made, while training those whiz kids:
- They ask for everything – no matter how expensive it is. They even don’t care about who has the actual possession of it. They just want it, and thus they demand. We, the grown-ups, waste most of our lives contemplating if we should ask for it or not!
- They always want to win, without hurting someone else. They don’t create troubles for others in order to pursuit good for themselves, but, they want to win. We still that eager, yet not greedy!
- They are happy, for no particular reason. Searching for reasons to be happy is an adult nonsense.
- They get bored quickly. They hate doing the same thing over and over again. This disenchantment gives them the hunger to find new things to do, or at least new ways of doing the same old thing.
- They forget grievances, and move on building a stronger relationship. They fight, they yell, yet they settle issues 100 times faster then the adults. What a shame for us.
- Kids see the stuff itself, not the value! They are never concerned with how expensive the stuff is. They make their selection, solely based on their liking. Unlike us, they never think about return on investment, future profitability and commercial value – they just purely love it for what it is!
- They find their way out to play! Believe it or not, kids have their own set of worries [Education, Parent’s Orders, friendship promises, learning more, etc.] but despite all this, they find out reasonable time to play and be at their absolute best. As adults, we are just too bad at doing this.
- Meditating might be an art or skill we adult wish to master, but if we observe carefully, kids can meditate, anywhere and anytime. I’ve been amazed to observe how a kid gets lost with something (s)he is playing with or observing, and will not get distracted, however big the distraction provided by the outer world.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it. Now, may I request, do something about it! Let your kids teach you the art of living.