In the recent past, we have seen several scams and high profile issues where the accused come out and say how much they regret what they had done and that they were stupid and childish to have done so. Stupid, yes; I can understand that but, why is stupid followed by “childish”. They were guilty and highly irresponsible and in no way childish.
This generation’s children and for that matter, of those before are/were hardly irresponsible. Stupid and childish should not go together. Children in fact are responsible for their age, are innocent, endearing and have all the right qualities that adults aspire for. Children are smart in ways beyond we can imagine. They are like sponges, always learning and imbibing from their surroundings. They may be naïve and lack experience in the ways of the world, but their heart and mind is in the right place. These scamsters and wrongdoers are in no way inexperienced or ignorant of what they were doing. Only when caught, they express their regret which once again goes to show their lack of true remorse. How can such actions be considered childish?
The character of children is malleable. As I stated before, they are like sponges, always learning from their surroundings which further helps chisel their character that goes on to shape their lives. All children are innocent and have an affinity for what is good and right. It’s amazing but, there is a lot we can learn from our own children. It is not about age or experience, it’s about a clean mind and heart and an affinity for love, peace, togetherness and harmony in life. First, its these basics one can learn from them. Further, we can learn transparency, tenacity, conviction and other such virtues from children. On second thought, it is actually a blessing to be childish. The definition of childish should not be representative of immaturity that is used to depict immature acts of adults. That surely needs to change! Don’t you agree?
Look around you, there are several icons in the present and the past that we look up to. There is awe, astonishment and the feeling of disbelief. There is aspiration and sometimes, this crosses the fine line of wanting to be in the shoes of the person you are most influenced by. In the present times, constant media bombardment has actually helped some personalities rise to such influence. It’s another question whether they deserve it or not. But, more important, this constant barrage has tremendous influence on the minds of both the immature and the mature.
The younger immature lot, especially are more easily influenced. And in most cases, they end up wanting to be who they admire. This can be a positive or a negative thing based on the strength of character of the one influenced. It’s important to recognize that the one you admire is just one and very unique. To draw inspiration from what they did and the success they achieved, to channel your own efforts to succeed is good. If such success is not attained, the frustration that follows and not being able to overcome it to chart your own path is harmful. This is where immaturity is seen.
Draw inspiration from those you admire, draw inspiration from their values, their character and such. Emulate and imbibe these to make a difference in your own life. As a result of this, you develop your own unique charm and your very own personality. Develop and exert this personality to achieve the success you desire. Ensure that your personality has a positive influence on those around you. First and foremost, this has a deep impact on your immediate family. Cultivate this influence for the benefit of your near and dear. Then, grow this influence as far out as you can reach. Remember, you are a sum total of your own experiences, there is no one out there like you. Live your life and aspire to influence others with the best in you!