Learning From the Young Us

While searching up holidays in the month of October (as one does), I saw “Children’s Day”. Then, a pang of nostalgia hit me. As I reminisce about the fun celebrations I had eons ago in school, I can’t help but reflect on the things we can all learn from our young selves.

We’ve gone through a wide variety of experiences that have helped shape us into the adults we are today. As the good, the bad and the ugly become more apparent to us, we lose the childlike innocence we once had. Oh, what a shame. This void is then filled by skepticism. As much as I resent the fact that this is the natural process of growing up, I must agree that skepticism is important for survival in today’s world.

Along the way, we lose many things, our youth, our innocence and maybe even the wonder we have for this world. But there are some things that we shouldn’t lose.

Never lose your sense of self. It is important to keep our footing and not lose ourselves amidst the hustle. Our values and morals shouldn’t waver when put in tempting situations. But if we do, we can rely on the lighthouses around us to find our way back! Children run around and lose their way all the time. But with just a “mama!”, they find their way back home.

Never lose your love for yourself. Self-love is the big word nowadays. As cliché as it sounds, if you don’t love yourself, no one else can love you. Self-love comes in many ways. Simple things like going for a jog to keep your body healthy, going for a pampering facial session to keep your skin healthy, or reflecting on yourself to keep your mind healthy. Children often mess around because they do what makes them feel happy. As an adult, you are capable of that too. Express love for yourself by doing things that make you feel truly happy!

Though we change in the process of growing up, may we never lose our sense of self and always love ourselves and always be the best version of ourselves.

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