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Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. ~ Roy Bennett

As soon as I read today’s quote, it made me think of children and how they take in the world with such awe and curiosity.

From the moment Michaela could string a sentence together, she began to question everything.

I can still see her big round eyes looking at me as she carefully listened to my answers. And if she still did not understand, she asked more questions!

What I loved the most is when she finally understood an answer to a question like why are some kids starving for example; she was not satisfied with because-that’s-the-way-it-is answers and would call it what she believed it was – STUPID.

As we transition from childhood to adulthood we lose something important that changes how we view the world.

Maybe we put blinders on so we can cope.

Maybe we’re told so often that we can’t fix something, that we start to believe it.

Maybe other things that affect us directly just take priority and we reason away our responsibility to others.


It’s amazing what you can find again by just watching a child.