They Have It So Easy

Everybody talks about how they wish they were in elementary school again. “Their lives are so easy,” they say. “All they have to do is color in the lines and learn how to do long division.” I can’t say I haven’t thought that. But, upon further reflection, I realize that of course it would seem easy for us. We are developed as teenagers or adults. Coloring in the lines and solving simple math problems is simple because we’ve already learned it. Children are at different developmental stages in life. Their brains are different. Their abilities are different. They’re growing. Something that’s easy for an adult is a challenge for a ten-year-old.

Life isn’t easier or harder for a certain age group. In fact, life itself doesn’t really get easier. We just grow; we just get stronger.

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