Great Minds are Young

Posts Tagged ‘children

There is a common belief, among most of the people I know at least, that children are too young  to appreciate culture, especially when it comes to historical tourism, classical music, jazz, art, etc. Well, based on a personal experience, I totally disagree. Children appreciate whatever they get accustomed to.

As kids grow up, it is our responsibility, parents, teachers and people in charge, to shape their minds the healthiest way possible by exposing those young minds to Culture in all its aspects. The more natural and smooth the exposure is the more our kids embrace it, appreciate it and make it a part of their lives.

Children mustn’t at any point feel that it is an obligation or a punishment or something they have to do to impress other people. Children need to see their parents and people they trust appreciating and enjoying the cultural activities or moments they do or have together, so that they start appreciating them in their turns. Children need to understand and believe that culture nurtures their minds and souls and let them grow with brighter healthier minds.

Kids do enjoy and appreciate Culture in all its aspects if we, grown-ups, do! It just has to be smooth, effortless, natural, and fun. It just needs to be part of their everyday life, shared and appreciated by people they love and trust…

“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”  Unknown Author

Being a parent I totally understand and appreciate the beautiful meaning of this quote! It does mean the whole world to the parents, and namely the fathers, to know that their kids see and know and appreciate all they do for them, not because parents expect an appreciation of any kind, it’s just that their ultimate wish is that their kids would share with them the same kind of unconditional love.

My dad is a truly rich man! I hope my husband would be one too 🙂


%d bloggers like this: