by Juan Madina, Management Consultant and Executive Coach
I have been wanting to post this for quite some time but did not muster the courage until now. My daughter who is now 10 made this picture a little over a year ago. We have it posted in her room and it is a humbling reminder of the innocence and beauty of a child's mind.
Last night I watched this movie called “The Kite Runner” on Netflix. This movie does not have very famous cast or great special effects, but it was REAL. It combined the beauty, simplicity and innocence of children with the harsh reality and cruelty that the world is plagued with today. It was both uplifting and heart wrenching.
In looking at this image again today I wondered, what kind of world would we live in if we paid more attention to the innocence of these children all over the world? What kind of life would we leave behind?
As I continue my own journey of becoming a better human being, I am realizing that as adults we place this box around our thoughts, actions and everything we do. This box can be any shape, size or can contain few or many things but I believe it is still a box. What if we take the perspective of a child and remove that box all together?
I would love to live in a world that looks at things from a child’s perspective, would you?