How sharp a knife is before you cut yourself with it?
Or, how it feels to be lost….until you are lost?
When I was a kid things were simpler. When my parents were kids they were simpler still. I ran through the woods, I did shit and stuff and we walked the streets looking for fun.
What has changed?
Surprisingly little, other than our fear, our paranoia and our absolute dissociation with reality.
What I mean is…the problem is in your head, the problem is not other people.
Kids learn by taking risks, kids learn by getting things wrong, kids learn by fucking things up. That is how I learnt, that is how you learnt, so why the hell are we preventing our kids from learning in exactly the same way?
Let them run wild, let them do things that make you worry, let them fall out of trees, into rivers. Let legs and arms be broken, let tears be shed, let fear be feared and let us let them free.
Free from us.
Free from our fears.
Free to grow.