How is it that kids are so young, with such little life experience, and yet they often blow us away when it comes to wisdom? I found a great list of advice from children on the Goal-Free Living blog (who originally got the list from Eolake Stobblehouse). Here are my top 10 favorites:
Making your bed is a waste of time.
Don’t ask your three-year-old brother to hold a tomato.
Don’t drink anything when you’re upside down.
Don’t tell your mother her diet isn’t working.
If you want to draw on the wall, do it behind the sofa.
If you want a cat, start by asking for a horse.
Don’t sneeze when somebody is cutting your hair.
When mom is upset with Dad, don’t let her comb your hair.
Don’t let a dog stand guard over your food.
And my all-time favorite:
Keep asking “why” until you understand it.
[tags]curiosity, advice, wisdom, children[/tags]
Matthew Cornell says
I absolutely agree! Asking “Why” (and being inquisitive in general) are such great traits, ones that I continue to push on. A related idea: The Five Whys: http://www.tin.nhs.uk/tools–techniques/links-to-other-tt/hidden/five-whys (via this post: http://ideamatt.blogspot.com/2006/02/why-every-problem-should-be-gtd.html )