“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” –Marcel Proust
By default, children are born into this world with new eyes. That’s why they get so excited by the little things. Years of living can build up thin layers of film over our perspective. Our vision gets cloudy; life becomes a boring shade of gray.
Part of what it means to escape adulthood is not to seek ever more elaborate and expensive experiences, but to wake up to the small treasures all around you and see the world with new eyes.