Sunday, October 14, 2012

Partners for Life

“When we adults think of children, there is a simple truth which we ignore: 
childhood is not preparation for life, childhood is life. 
A child isn’t getting ready to live – a child is living. 
The child is constantly confronted with the nagging question, ‘What are you going to be?’
Courageous would be the youngster who, looking the adult squarely in the face, 
would say, ‘I’m not going to be anything; I already am.’ 
We adults would be shocked by such an insolent remark for we have forgotten, 
if indeed we ever knew, that a child is an active 
participating and contributing member of society from the time he is born. 
Childhood isn’t a time when he is molded into a human who will then live life; 
he is a human who is living life. No child will miss 
the zest and joy of living unless these are denied him 
by adults who have convinced themselves that childhood is a period of preparation. 

 A little child may not lead us, but at least we ought to discuss 
the trip with him for, after all, life is his and her journey, too.” – Professor T. Ripaldi

1 comment:

Giles Fam said...

Cute pictures...cute saying! Love it!