PRAYASH RAJ KOIRALA
Spending time with small kids is something to cherish. Every now and then when I get to talk, play or teach my little brothers, I have a good time in return. Such moments are also a good way to recall a lot of fundamental guidelines of life which we tend to forget when we are in the prime of our life.
As always I have been helping my brother with his homework. When he could not do a
mathematical calculation, he came to me and asked me to teach him. Unfortunately, I could not remember the process to solve it. It had been long time since I had done those calculations. Hence, I told my brother to leave the particular problem and do others.
However, he did not agree with me. He stood in his own thought reasoning that his teacher would punish him
for not completing the problem. Tired of convincing him,
I continued my own work.
After a few hours, he hurriedly came to me and excitedly told me that he had solved the
calculation. This was a good
lesson for me. He made me feel the importance of determination in work.
Although kids do not have much knowledge, they have amazing thoughts and creativity. Their behavior and way of handling situations teaches us a wide range of lessons. When a kid learns to walk, he falls
a couple of times. Without
caring about how much he fails, he gets up and tries to walk
time and again. Finally, he succeeds. Do we still have that kind of confidence while passing barriers in life?
Children do not differentiate between castes or rich and poor or black and white. All they know is we all are the human beings. When we ask a kid to name his friends, he would just says their first name, whereas, we are asked about our surname or caste while introducing ourselves. These prejudices are not inborn, rather they are taught to us by society and surroundings which we live in.
We often take life as a burden, but no child has that feeling. They enjoy most of their time and are happy in their own world. They are sad for only a moment and forget their sorrow instantly. When they are angry with someone for some reason they soon excuse the person without any hesitation or bad feelings inside.
However, when we are angry with a person, we try to underestimate the person every time despite excusing him.
Most of us have not been able to lead a successful and happy life because we do not realize these basic principles of life. Whatsoever, kids are our teachers in these cases. Let’s allocate sometime for kids and learn the basic mantras of a happy life!