Monday, April 12, 2010

What Adults Can Learn From Kids

I thought that I would share the link to this Ted Talks speaker and prolific author who, at only 12 years of age, has a lot to say. Adora Svitak has been a short story writer and blogger since she was 7 years old, and now speaks across the USA in her campaign for literacy. Here is a snippet from the talk:

Who's to say that certain types of irrational thinking aren't exactly what the world needs? Maybe you've had grand plans before, but stopped yourself, thinking: That's impossible or that costs too much or that won't benefit me. For better or worse, we kids aren't hampered as much when it comes to thinking about reasons why not to do things. Kids can be full of inspiring aspirations and hopeful thinking, like my wish that no one went hungry or that everything were free kind of utopia. How many of you still dream like that and believe in the possibilities? Sometimes a knowledge of history and the past failures of utopian ideals can be a burden because you know that if everything were free, that the food stocks would become depleted, and scarce and lead to chaos. On the other hand, we kids still dream about perfection. And that's a good thing because in order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first.

Adora Svitak on Ted Talks

Adora's Blog

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