“Learning is key, and terminal is life” states my son’s command line banner in big green letters. He is curious – like a twelve-year-old should be and has no fear of mistakes.
I witness every day how his daring attitude and eagerness to solve problems boost his learning. He finds answers to his questions through trial and error, characterized by repeated, adjusted attempts which he continues until success. He rarely stops trying, and that’s a key to his progress.
I love to learn too, from books and people, and transferring that knowledge is meaningful to me. I’m not as daring as my child though and that, sometimes, hinders my gain. But, I’m willing to let my inner child bloom.
According to Julian F. Fleron, “The creative adult is the child who survived after the world tried killing them, making them grown up. The creative adult is the child who survived the blandness of schooling, the unhelpful words of bad teachers, and the nay-saying ways of the world. The creative adult is in essence simply that, a child.”
No wonder the great women and men seem never to get old; Only a creative adult would launch his red Tesla to Mars.
First and foremost, all of you adults out there, find your inner twelve-year-old. Then, let’s learn from our children and with them!