Thursday, April 15, 2010

What adults should start learning from kids...

I recently came across this video of incredible child author Adora Svitak speaking about how childhood optimism, innovation and creativity is our key to a successful future. In her talk, Spitak illustrates that kids thrive in a collaborative environment, and that adults should aspire to trust them and be receptive to their ideas. So how many adults in your life, when setting rules for you, have asked if you have any rules for them? What a genius idea. Adora's talk reminds me of something easily forgotten from the cynical perspective of an adult: Kids' fantastical ideas are not unrealistic. Rather, they are coming from great big brains that have not yet learned a bunch of impassible limitations, and that is incredibly powerful. Check out the video and Svitak's Blog.

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