Children are an embodiment of the raw power of creation. They’re also savages.
When I blurt out “Children are savages”, I get the strangest looks. It took me a long time to figure out why, but in the end I realized it’s because I tend to see things in black and white, not the shades of grey that are so popular nowadays. So when I say “Savage” I mean the literal definition, with my normal habit of using the ‘historical or literary context’ definitions of words. Which means my statement of “Children are savages” is simply me pointing out that they are primitive and uncivilized. Maybe it’s a bit overly dramatic, but that’s kind of how I roll in life. Back to the topic at hand though.
Like I said above, children (and most especially infants) are an embodiment of the raw power of creation. As infants they’re adorable little bundles that don’t do much but sleep, eat, and poop. Having seen three children move through this stage, I can say with confidence they’re actually somewhat boring the first few weeks of their lives. Cute, but boring.
Then they get older, and that’s when we have the honor to witness the decades long shaping of the boundless energy they are imbued with at birth. If you’re lucky and give them the space and support they need, you’ll witness them focusing that energy into an utterly amazing drive to gain more knowledge, to better themselves of their own volition, and to dive deep into topics that interest them. [Read more…] about Channeling Childhood Potential