Hi there, One of the reasons I enjoy speaking to children so much is that they are so much easier to talk to, share ideas with, create worlds with. They dream, they speak their dreams, they sing, dance and have fun for no reason at all. They laugh easily, make jokes that aren't funny but end up being hilarious because they just enjoy the ridiculousness of it all and make friends easily. They are far from innocent but they believe what they cannot see because they know that there is so much more… they feel their way through the world and acknowledge that they don't know when they don't know. They are forever curious.
The older I get the more I enjoy being around children or those who are in the winter of their life for a few reasons. Old people don't always give a rat's ass about what others think anymore and kids certainly don't. Somewhere in the middle we get freaked the f*ck out about each and every move we make. We fear the unknown, we don't dance without being drunk, we second guess our every thought and move. It is exhausting to think about how much grief each grown-up give themselves for not being perfect. At what point were we supposed to master perfection? When were we supposed to learn it all? We get jobs that pay us and we get set in a lifestyle and we forget what it was like to just be happy. No one thing needed to happen to be happy, we could just see what is unseen, the fairies, the beauty of the world. We forget to sing songs into existence and dance to rhythms that only we can hear. We stop being open to someone who we are drawn to.
Don't wait until you have grown out of the fear and into your later years to regain your joy. Do the things that are scary, be new at something again. Bring back that feeling of wonder… live your life like you are in charge because you are. Know that you cannot make a wrong move if you are learning from every step. Life isn't about planning and waiting. Life isn't about pretending to be something you aren't. Life isn't about competing and comparing. Life, when you are truly living is scary and thrilling and surprising and rarely, if ever, boring. Dream again; dream BIG then do what you have to in order to realize that dream. You have a life to live… it is short, really, and it is worth the risk of failure in order to risk living your dreams. The tradeoff is not even close. Nothing beats doing what you truly want to do. Kids know this… when did you forget?