Through The Eyes Of A Child

  • Posted: March 26, 2010 and this post was last modified April 4, 2011.

It’s always funny and cute to see my friend’s status updates on Facebook, especially those involving their kids. Whether it be something funny their kids said or did for the day, most people seem to react better to a status message involving a cute anecdote with other peoples’ kids. Maybe it is because we miss our childhood: a simpler time, an easy life, and not a care in the world. At least, for many of us, this is how we remember our childhood.

Not everyone is afforded the luxury of a good childhood. Whatever the abuse, some adults miss out on the opportunity to just be a kid, whereas some kids miss out on the opportunity to become an adult.

Choice or drive, for reasons we cannot comprehend–whatever the motive, when a child decides to take his life, the experience can be more traumatic than an adult. Perhaps because we remember when we were kids and didn’t have a care in the world; or think that they could not have possibly had it worse than we did. After all, if we got through it, our kids certainly could, right?

The fact of the matter is we are not all created equal. We cannot all handle stress, pressure, and the abuse that a bully can give.

When we think of life through the eyes of a child, we smile. We laugh at their innocence. We take joy in their discovery. And we long to have that view of the world back.

But what of the child forced to grow up too fast? The one bullied into thinking that life is not worth another day? When we see life through the eyes of that child, do we smile?

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