Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Childish Things

When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. - C.S Lewis

We're all too quick to shout out "Stop being childish" "Grow up." "Act your age" when somebody does something offensive that we consider 'childish' but let's not forget about embracing our inner child and having some fun.

Sometimes the most important thing we can do in life is to take a step back and act downright childish, how much fun is a cardboard box when you're four? Exactly. The world is a much more exciting place as a young child, we forget our worries and just embrace every day for the fun filled adventure it is bound to be.

Consider being childish and stay headstrong and pick up that train set, navigate it around your bedroom or through the kitchen, pick up that lego set and build a two foot phallus, buy sweets from the shop and get incredibly sticky, after all we always wished and dreamed for the day when we wouldn't have parents telling us what not to do - look around.

What do I choose to do? Have a frank and open discussion about politics with my bear. I've had him since I was born. He knows more about this world than I do, and it's often more than easy to forget the importance of his opinion.

Just be careful what you ask him, he's honest and might just tell you what you didn't want to hear.

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