Little kids have an inherent goodness.
Sometimes they act like they don’t.
They just don’t know, or haven’t “learned”
The golden rule has not sunk in to their
little brains yet!
Lessons often, maybe even usually, come
Sometimes, that can be avoided by
listening to “wiser” adults.
But that often comes at the price
of (not) developing your own voice,
values, and thinking.
Parroting produces conformity.
Useful to try, but it may not fit,
and need to be discarded.
Still in all, these little guys
somehow are “tamed”, yet we
don’t want an army of lock-step
soldiers who never question
Even us adults can cop to
And even sometimes–maybe
more often than not, we
can learn from them–
the innocent fun lovers
of the world, laughing &
playing most of the hours
of their day.
Photograph © Dennis Frates Photography http://www.fratesphoto.com/