A teacher who works with young kids shared some of the quotes she’s heard online. I thought there were a couple worth repeating:
Happiness doesn’t come from trying to be happy. It comes from focusing on other people’s happiness (3rd grader)
There are no barriers in our minds – we can think of anything (3rd grader)
When you first think about it, you think, “Oh, grown-ups are mature, so they are most trustworthy.” But then you realise that being trustworthy also means telling your true opinion and being able to keep secrets. Grown-ups are terrible at that! However, after thinking about it for an extremely long time – until your head feels like it’s going to explode – you realise that it’s not really about your age or if you’re a grown-up or child, it’s about who you are (4th grader)
It’s what you think that makes you who you are (2nd grader)
They really are smarter than grown-ups!