Friday, June 3, 2011

Childhood - Freedom of thoughts!

I can say blue color, green. I can even call cat, a cow. I can shit in my pants, and I can even jump on my bed so high that I would want to touch the ceiling. Do I really care about it, no! Do I really care about falling down from my bed! No! And this is what we call, freedom of ideas and actions; “A childhood”.

The message that always comes across is “I am not bounded! And I care least if you care about imposing these bindings and restrictions on me”.

Restrictions that always come in a form of; don’t do this and don’t do that. This is not right and this you should dare not try to do again! How many times I have told you not to do this and that! And so on, the list cannot be exhausted here.

A child brain is an un-programmed machine with all the open conditions/ statements. All true and false conditions are programmed by the us as adults. When we restrict a child, it would mean that condition is being declared false, and the code within this condition will never get executed. So we are actually binding them with our own ideology and their freedom to think big and unique. On top of it the dumb 30 x 30 inch machine, the only thing that we can listen to (with 100% focus and attention) makes a toping of corrupted programs and bad variables part of their brain algorithm. And the exposure to this talking devices to child is only to get rid of these small, cute creatures for some moments of your day.

I believe lateral thinking, an indirect and creative approach of thought process, is something that happens with the child for the initial 3-4 years. Soon, after we start programming a child, with institutes and devices around us the questions of 4+ year child start to become more logical. It’s the diversion age where the child thought process becomes more of a logic and reasoning based. And we as parents are relieved, “Thanks God! He has now stop asking me weird questions, and now sounds more logical”.

We as adults should start thinking now, where we should start drawing this logical line. There are few things where we as adults should let the child do and not impose our conditional statements; let the child think on this own, let them think big, let them find the answers of weird queries, and most importantly, let them make the most out of their life!


  1. so, what really stops us?

    the "being literate" i guess; not being able to "ignore" the people around us, is what that limits our thoughts, or even dreams.

    i wonder if there ever existed a society that lived beyond that; for whom "ignorance, really had been a bliss".

    the process(un-ignoring) seems, inevitable.

  2. I believe to a certain extent being literate keeps you in some kind of valid as well as invalid boundaries.

    I also believe that the era of muslim Ummah that ruled science and technology for a decade was that particular era when we were not bounded to learn English ethics. It should least bother us if we are not able to hold the knife and fork correctly. There are other more important stuff in our lives.

    Rightly said that un-ignoring is inevitable, but gaining the right knowledge with right constraints is surely within the reach of human beings. We just need to get back to our basics!


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