I was a student of english literature and had come across this quote "Child is the father of man" by William Wordsworth. I understood what it meant then but today when i am a mother i know and understand the depth of this quotation. When i see my 10 month old baby i feel that as we grow up and grow older in life we tend to become losers.I see the zest in my baby ;that we lack as we grow older.Even if he cannot get hold of something he will try and try till he suceeds. If i stop him from doing it, still he will be determined to do so, till his curiosity is satisfied. Another thing that i notice is that these babies have so much faith that there is no place for fear. He knows when we are around he will take all the chances and even though he knows that he may fall off the bed or somewhere high , for sure that his mother or father are around. The fear of falling does not deter him from doing what he wants. When i get angry with my baby for doing something that he should not do , like playing with the gas cylinder, he starts crying . Maybe he feels bad or hurt that i scold him. But the next moment when i hug him and play with him he forgets the moment that i reprimanded him. Why do we adults keep the hurt and anger within us or years and years. Why cant we learn to forgive and forget.We adults should also not be afraid of our failures or shotrtcomings. We must also keep going and getting at it...... till we get it. We must be determined.We must have the faith that God is there for us and is watching over us, so there should be no room for doubt in our perserverance. When my baby is not well i still see him playing about with so much energy, i wonder why we adults sulk even if we have a headache or fever.I just hope the child in us remains alive forever. These babies find so much pleasure in such simple things in life, just playing with a spoon or a piece of paper can bring so much happiness to them. But we adults are so materialistic,No matter how much we get we will never be happy.Hope we can learn from our babies and enrich our lives.