Happy Children’s day!!

Do you still feel like a child? I know I do! I’m still curious about life, about my surroundings. I still have that desire to learn and to discover new things as often as possible. I still enjoy small and simple things, like rolling my body on the grass, gazing at the stars and making up stories about other worlds, or spending a whole day in my pajamas and playing video games.

Remember how fascinated we were by being an adult, how we couldn’t wait to grow up and be independent? We were seeing adulthood as being free and in control of our own lives. Instead, it turned out to be kind of the exact opposite. We have more rules to follow, a schedule to follow, a mask we have to hide our true selves behind. We became prisoners of society’s rules and laws.

I remember how much I wanted to spend more time outside with my friends and how angry I was feeling when my parents were calling me to come home. Now that I have all the freedom in the world to stay out as long as I want and go anywhere I want without needing somebody’s permission, I spend most of my time inside the house and I rarely get to see my friends. Ironic, isn’t it?

As we grew up, we became more serious and stiff. We stopped looking at the future with wonder and excitement, we abandoned our dreams. We finished school, got a job, and worked our asses off towards a career that maybe doesn’t satisfy us, got a house, a partner, had our own little family. And still, something’s off.

It’s like everything stopped and we got caught in the same loop every day. We lost our identity, our excitement to be alive, we became bored and desperate, tired, overwhelmed. We forgot how to truly laugh. We forgot how to trust.

Keep your inner child alive!!

Show your emotion, stop bottling up. Throw a tantrum from time to time.

Always keep an open mind. Use your imagination more. Read, write, draw, take pictures, observe.

Go to a playground and sit on the swings. I bet you’ll still enjoy it!

Risk more, trust more! And never stop questioning. Get as creative as you can. Get away from the pressure of society and stop worrying about what other people think.

Be more playful! Climb a tree, sit on the grass, dance in the rain, play with a cat!

Get more hobbies!

A child can teach an adult three things:

– to be happy for no reason;

– to always be busy with something;

– and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

Paulo Coelho

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