What have you learnt as a child?

If a child lives with criticism
He learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility
He learns to fight.

If a child lives with ridicule
He learns to be shy.

If a child lives with tolerance
He learns to be patient.

If a child lives with encouragement
He learns confidence.

If a child lives with praise
He learns to appreciate.

If a child lives with fairness
He learns justice.

If a child lives with security
He learns faith.

If a child lives with approval
He learns to like himself.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship
He learns to find love in the world.. !

What have you learnt as a child?


12 thoughts on “What have you learnt as a child?

  1. satzie says:

    Nice one Otrazhenie πŸ™‚

    With my memories and experiences as a child, I learnt that a child is someone who is very vulnerable. Parents uses the vulnerability knowingly/unknowingly and condemns the child that there is something wrong with them. The innocent child believes in his/her parents words and feels he/she is inadequate in some terms. And this makes the parent to sense that the child is guilty of something and starts believing there is something wrong with the child, and continues abusing the child. It loops.

    The vulnerability of a kid is like a empty space or like a pit. When the parents becomes disturbed due to some other external causes, they start pouring their frustrations and negativities over the child’s pit. The child becomes a dustbin.

    While parents can shower love and care on their children, they often go unaware of how they also are responsible for the child’s inabilities.

    There are some children who blames their parent for all their troubles. There are also some children who are wise and doesn’t throw the blame on their parents. But they are been blamed for every misery the parents have.

    Until the child grows and matures, the child lives in a dark corner believing in ignorance of their parents.

    As a kid i simply throw a question over my parents “If I’m responsible for all your miseries in your life,,, then…. “. Sometimes they take pretty good care of me, sometimes they get trapped with narrow thinking. I throw some questions to widen their thinking, and it would help the both.

  2. Yes, but we always learn what our parents teach us…and they all have their faults…and it is our journey to find our way home πŸ™‚
    A very true and wise post Otrazhenie, one day we will be able to stand truly in those places.

    • Otrazhenie says:

      Loved your comment, Mark. So true. No matter what bad things we might have learnt from our parents, we can have them un-learnt later in our life journey.

  3. varsh says:

    Reblogged this on RANTINGS OF A WANDERING MIND and commented:
    What have you learnt as a child?

  4. Eight O'clock Silly Stories says:

    Reblogged this on Eight O'clock Silly Stories and commented:
    very true.

  5. Lucid says:

    This is beautiful, I love it ^^

  6. Haylee says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog/ liking my quote post πŸ™‚ I’ve heard and enjoyed this poem a few times. Working in education it was used as a learning example when training and is certainly a good starting point on how to treat anyone, not just children.
    Will look forward to reading more!

  7. ultimateconfessions says:

    Reblogged this on Ultimate Confessions and commented:
    I saw this and I thought it was really accurate!

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