In the December 2009 issue of SUCCESS Magazine, there was a great article called “Child’s Play: Learn to think like a kid again – and unlock your hidden potential.” (Click the link to read Chelsea Greenwood’s excellent article online).
The magazine put together an adorable little panel of children who answered the question “Why are children happier than adults?” Below are their priceless… and, quite frankly, thought provoking answers and insights:
“Cause kids haven’t forgotten how to have fun.” – Caitlyn, age 5
“Maybe because we get to play outside and have recess, but grownups have to stay inside buildings.” – Audrey, age 7
“Because mommy and daddy take me to the park.” – Alexandra, age 4
“They get to eat ice cream and go into little spaces.” – Rob, age 6
“Because we finger paint.” – Aidan Rhea, age 4
“Because kids get to play more and do more fun things.” – Daniel, age 6
“Kids are happier than grownups because they have more energy. Kids are more excited about everything.” – Sarah, age 8
Well, there you have it, straight from the mouth of babes. We need to have fun, get more excited, and… best of all… eat more ice cream. Thanks Rob!