The advice from the learned people is to lead our lives like the children. What is so special about the life of the children? What can we learn from them to make our life better and better? When we get older, our mind goes back and mull over our childhood and we need to understand why it happens. There is something in our own childhood we relished and continue to relish even today. That makes me think if our memories are not strong enough to bring back all of what we had experienced in our childhood. what can we learn from the children today? Excitement - The children really get excited on every new person they meet and every new thing they do every day. Their excitement never deteriorates as they don’t have to evaluate what others think of them. That excitement motivates them to do many new things that keeps them in the present moment. Fun is the only thing that is the focus at that age. Fearlessness – Risk taking comes naturally to them. It is better to regret what one has done than regretting what one failed to do. When we develop discrimination, we also develop the fear of failure. The failure is the way to learn new things in life and risk taking without fear is an essential part of life. Curiosity – The children are always curious to know new things. They learn constantly that makes them ask questions without any inhibitions. When that curiosity dies inside of us is when our life becomes dull. Curiosity lets them to explore new things, visit new places and observe new things. That gives them a great sense of fulfillment. Expression – The children express themselves freely and sincerely. They don’t hesitate to protest if they are asked to do something others don’t do. They are not calculating how other person is going to react before they express their own words. They have no intention to hurt but their expressions are only to love, learn and legitimate or let go. Adapt to change – They are the quickest to adapt to change. They don’t have change resistance in their attitude. If one lives long enough under certain environment and comfort, we tend to resist any change from that. But the children are different. Many of us have uprooted our entire family away from one part of the world to another and the children are the first adapt to that change before we could even plan and comprehend how to do it systematically. Focus – If you notice a small infant playing with his/her own toys, we would notice that their concentration and commitment to that action of playing. We can never draw their attention away from what they are doing at that point in time. Only at a later stage, we brag about multi-tasking as a skill. If this is not living in the present moment, what is? Simplicity - The children are known for simplicity. They approach all that they need to do with a simple mind and never complicate anything by overthinking. Even if they do it successfully, they can undo what they did and retry without any hesitation. The praise for performance is always received only to share and celebrate with the friends. Truthfulness – The children can’t lie confidently and if they lie, their body language shows up the truth. With repeated persuasion, they spill the beans and tell the truth. It comes naturally to them to be truthful in everything they say or do. If these qualities are considered as a green leaf and if we can extract the oil from this leaf and use it in our real life, the quality of our lives will become extraordinary. Our relationship with family and friends will flourish and our sense of fulfillment will peak. In fact, what we learned when we started our lives is what we need for the entire life. The rest are something we need to unlearn.