10 lessons we can learn from children

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When we are little we play at being adults. As we grow up, we forget how wonderful it was to be children. However, children have many qualities that we should make our own because, after all, these characteristics were ours at some point, in fact, it is curious to note how often we read specialized manuals that should help us to be happier and to find our psychological balance, when in reality the answer is within us and it would be enough to look into our past. Observing children through the eyes of an adult can help us change our lives and rediscover happiness.
1. Make the most of the small detailsChildren don't care about money or social recognition, they put all their passion into what they do, they enjoy the little details. In fact, the main difference between children and adults is that in childhood we enjoy doing everything we are dedicated to while as adults we focus exclusively on results, missing out on the best of the journey. However, it is in the smallest details that happiness hides.
2. Have the courage to try new thingsFear of failure is the main obstacle holding back adults. But as children we didn't have this fear. We didn't wonder if we would get hurt by jumping off the slide, we just jumped in and enjoyed it. Of course, as adults we need to make decisions more responsibly, weighing all the pros and cons, but sometimes we should let ourselves go, putting aside the fear of making mistakes and trying new things.
3. Connect to the fun part in youBoredom is annoying. Children know this and for this reason they make sure they have fun at all times, making the most of every second. However, for several reasons, as we grow up we lose interest in many things and to entertain ourselves we need more and more sophisticated gadgets. The key is to understand that fun is not something that comes from the outside, it is an attitude that we adopt or not. We must learn to circumvent the censorship we have set ourselves to rediscover what makes us happy. You must have the courage to squeeze the most out of every opportunity.
4. Awaken your curiosityThe world is full of amazing things, things we don't know, but for some reason we don't care to find out. However, we must rediscover that passion of always discovering new things, in the world around us, in other people and also in ourselves. When we learn to look at life with curiosity, it is as if a door opens into a parallel world, which allows us to generate new ideas and promote creativity. Remember that uncertainty is not hidden in the unknown, but rather a universe of possibilities. Go back to looking at things as if it were the first time, you will always discover new aspects that you had overlooked.
5. Express your feelingsChildren have no filters to express their emotions, if they feel sad they cry, if they love someone they say it clearly. However, as we grow up we begin to feel ashamed of our feelings and try to hide them, showing them only in situations we consider appropriate. In this way, we lose the ability to emotionally connect with the people around us and, without realizing it, we deny ourselves the possibility of feeling emotions. Of course, it's not about losing control of emotions, but about learning to express them assertively, we don't have to deny or hide them.
6. Get rid of prejudicesChildren are more open to experiences than adults, because their minds are not full of prejudices. In this way, they are able to live more fully each day. Unfortunately, over the years prejudices become an invisible barrier that prevents us from relating to other people and limits our view of the world. If you try to leave the house only once and leave prejudices at home, you will be amazed at all the things you will be able to discover. Don't let the preconceived ideas that society has given you or previous negative experiences limit your ability to fully enjoy the present. Keep an open mind.
7. Take advantage of every momentChildren have an extraordinary ability to disconnect from the world and live in the present. Either way, as we grow up, the past and the future trap us, preventing us from enjoying the here and now. But when a child works to build a puzzle or when he eats ice cream, there is nothing else in the universe for him, he enjoys what he does as if it were the first and last thing he will do. Likewise, we must relearn to grasp every moment, because this is one of the key factors of happiness.
8. Strive for what you wantWhen a child insists on something, it is difficult to convince him otherwise. The child who wants something, fights for it, tries different strategies and sees, if they don't work, he doesn't give up, he tries another path. However, as we get older, common sense begins to tell us it's best to let it go. But the curious thing is that it is not common sense that makes us abandon the challenge, but rather our fears and insecurities. So when you really want something you should remember the perseverance we all had in childhood.
9. Love unconditionallyChildren do not condition their love, they love unconditionally, accepting the other as they are, without trying to change them. However, when one becomes an adult, one begins to subject love to a series of conditions, including economic ones. But true love is not what sets conditions, but what accepts the person as they are, their strengths and weaknesses. Conditional love is just a bargaining chip, and it serves no one.
10. Have big dreamsNothing prevents children from dreaming. For this reason, they always dream big. However, during our life we ​​receive several cold showers that bring us back to reality, so our dreams vanish down the drain, and we resign ourselves to a flat life that does not satisfy us. But dreams and hopes are the most powerful driving force we have, they motivate our behavior and give us the energy needed to continue the journey. Therefore, recover your passions and cultivate them, never stop dreaming because the same moment you do you will stop living. The French philosopher Rousseau said: "Children have their own ways of seeing, thinking and feeling, nothing is more foolish. than to pretend to replace them with ours ".
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