Are they losing their innocence a bit too soon? The simplicity in life, the joys in the little things in life, fail to impress today’s youngsters. Their smart minds do take away a lot from their childhood. In fact, I wonder if they even live an ideal childhood? Or, has the definition of childhood changed with time?
I remember how, my mum would fool me and my younger brother about things we weren’t fond of and get us to do those in the way she wanted us to! We weren’t any fans of certain veggies, the pumpkin being the most disliked of them all, as also the bitter gourd. However, mum fooled us into believing it wasn’t pumpkin, but a sabji made of chocolates! And, we, the gullible ones, would relish it and inform our friends about this amazing ‘chocolate sabji’ that we had for lunch! Try getting today’s kids to believe such tall tales!
The questions they ask, the arguments they hold, speak a lot about their alert minds. They never take things lying down, seldom take things at their face value and speak their minds fearlessly. Frankly, even though I miss the innocence in today’s kids, I do wish I had been like them. At least, a wee bit. I would have gained a lot!