The child within

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The child within

Post by Ghada TG » 18 Jul 2017, 08:16

Farmer beau's Farm is an intriguing children’s book, yet many adults seem to enjoy it, do you believe that the child within us never dies and we'll always find a way to keep that innocence and playfulness alive? For I believe the child within is the mere essence of our existence and the true source of our ultimate happiness.
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Post by Ljessup » 18 Jul 2017, 22:05

I absolutely believe that the child within us never dies. I believe that the playful spirit that emerges throughout different moments in our lives is a constant reminder that we still have a side to us that is so innocent and playful and that is craving to be let out and be free again. I feel like responsibilities, though extremely important, hold us back sometimes from having child-like moments and experiencing that unwavering happiness that comes along with the playfulness of a child.
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Post by Ghada TG » 19 Jul 2017, 07:22

Indeed,

What I've been noticing is that an awful lot of adults and even elders tend to care too much about their external image; that the mere thought of acting freely is somehow perceived as childish and reckless. Of course in modern societies, no one is free from judgment and ridiculousness. Thus everyone hides the child within, as a scared little man who has no right of seeing the light; out of fear and fragility. Therefore the ones courageous enough to give themselves freedom to be who they really are and let that fun spirit of playfulness free, are either perceived as crazy or socially incompetent. I don't know who is to sympathy, the fun loving maniacs or the uptight criticizers.
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Post by cechappell » 19 Jul 2017, 12:38

I do believe that we all possess an inner child. Some people grow out of it more than other's, but I do believe that everyone possesses at least some semblance of who they were as a child. I still love many of the things that I loved doing as a child, and i do not see this changing anytime in the future. I do not care if i look childish to people because I know that I am having fun just by being myself.
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Post by Kalin Adi » 19 Jul 2017, 20:44

I think as we grow older, we get maturity; nonetheless, the child within never dies. I still love being pampered by my grandma, friends and husband. I take advantage of every little opportunity I have to watch a cartoon, play hide and seek with my niece and nephews, or just get wet with the rain. I am an adult now but still find pleasure in child things, so I enjoy both worlds.

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Post by bookiegalke » 20 Jul 2017, 13:20

i strongly believe that the 'child within' always remains alive in us no matter what age we're at. There is always this inner pull in us that draws us back to the days when we were children when we lived a life without worrying about paying rent or mortgage or going to work because everything was provided for

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Post by PRAXIDES » 21 Jul 2017, 11:47

As we grow we become more mature but a child within us never dies. There are things we do that other people deem childish. Sometimes it's good to be childish. It gives one a great feeling and the freedom associated with it.
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Post by Harrygx3 » 21 Jul 2017, 13:44

I believe the child within us is who we truly are and thats why we become happy when we do childlike stuff. Children are innocent and they are relaxed and care free so we love to feel like that and take off the tension from being on alert all the time.

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Post by jeminah28 » 24 Jul 2017, 02:40

Missing childhood enjoyment is missing 3/4 of our life. From it, it molds us who wanted us to be. Without it due to difficult situation in life drives a person to do negative but not at all.
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Post by magicquill » 24 Jul 2017, 03:58

The child within us never dies. Eventhough we age and mature, it is part of who we are.
Because if you've found meaning in your life, you don't want to go back. You want to go forward.

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Post by Ghada TG » 24 Jul 2017, 07:43

long live the youthful spirit of our retched souls, may we always be as childish as can be ^_^
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Post by LadyClaire » 28 Jul 2017, 18:07

I agree with you Ghada. The child in us never dies. I'll always remember this paradox:'the child is the father of the man'.
The child in us will always remain and sadly with those fears tucked into a little corner of our being
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Post by Bluecobia » 16 Aug 2017, 15:15

I hope I never lose the child within me.
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Post by Christina Rose » 22 Aug 2017, 22:47

I think the child in us remains in our hearts forever. Each person displays it differently, though. Some feel awkward when displaying their childish manners, while others blossom. It's refreshing to sometimes act like a kid again. ?

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Post by eelavahs-jay » 29 Sep 2017, 17:51

Our bones may grow weak and our skins may wrinkle but the soul never breaks. It never ages either. So yes I do believe there is a child within us.

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