Child is father to the man. Let me give you an example:
In third grade, this particular day, I was looking forward to play time and my turn "at bat" in kickball. I visualized the moment, my foot coming into contact with the ball, the ball sailing toward the horizon ... My big moment finally came. I attacked the ball, it skidded off the side of my foot. Easy out.
A few days later, with much lower expectations, I walked into the ball, gave it a modest tap, and - surprise! - the thing launched into orbit. Home run!
That was more than 50 years ago. I'm still drawing all kinds of lessons from the event. Question:
What have you learned from childhood that has carried over into adulthood?
Tell as long a story as you like. Comments below ...
Published On: April 08, 2010
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