“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.” – Sigmund Freud
While I’m not a big fan of Freud, I think he may have been on to something here. Today we give children medications to calm them down and make them tiny sleepy minded zombies and are constantly shushing them when their wonderful little minds race and they want to share their uncontainable but fun thoughts with us or worse yet they are told by adults to shut-up or stop asking so many questions. Maybe it’s a conspiracy by some adults to bring their children’s intelligence down to the level of the adults.
Personally I’ve always thought we should encourage children to think on their own and not be afraid to ask questions. Maybe that way they can grow up to be above average adults. 🙂