Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Observations on children part I

Children are fascinating. They are the most exposed and uncensored versions of our adult selves. If we look to them we shall see our most basic wants, desires, sins and shortcomings manifested. The only difference between an adult and a child is a mask. An adult has had years and years to build this mask thick and deceiving. It covers all our unwanted discrepancies and incongruities. Children are defiant and willful—so are adults, amazingly so—yet, we have learned to clothe said defiance in the adult garb of “determination” and “confrontation.” It's amazing, almost embarrassing to understand that adults are really just large children playing dress-up and wearing big, ugly masks.

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