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Childlike Curiosity Is Key

The key to limitless potential energy

Childlike Curiosity Is Key
"Looking back on younger days, the time has passed but nothing stays the same."

Dia Frampton sings those lyrics in her song "Walk Away."

Looking back on our younger days we can see drastic differences in our own behavior, style, and voice. According to Hannah Montana, "you can change your hair and you can change your clothes, change your mind that's just the way it goes, say goodbye and you can say hello. But you'll always find your way back home." Hannah Montana's lyrics provide an optimistic tune to remember that who we were back when we were children will always hold a place within the consciousness of our minds.

My question is, why does it have to stay there? Children are optimistic, creative, positive, and focused. They run for fun, shamelessly sing and dance in grocery stores, and they have no problem admitting their love for stuffed bears and superheroes.

At what point do people change from their naturally creative ambitions to ugly desires for complacency, collectivism, and hypnotism? Children ask why, and how, and they crave knowledge for the exact ways in which machines and buildings function. As people age, less and less do they question the information they are given. Classrooms chirp in silence when questions are asked.

High School students groan because they never get art projects, but groan even more when they do because it is "too much work." Happiness is limited, and people become pawns in a game we foolishly and blindly joined as we were targeted, shot, and branded with the title of an adult. It is not fully the child's fault for falling into the pit of uniformity.

Advertisers, teachers, parents, aunts, all tell their children about how they will "understand one day" or "it's an adult thing" leaving children to wonder and question the secrecies of adulthood. We grow up fast trying to solve the mystery of what it truly is like to "adult."

The problem is that without creativity, without the ability to create tangible representations of our limitless mind, we are doomed to a pit of unhappiness. Take lessons from the people who are younger than you, and always be open to new ideas, thoughts, and actions.

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