Be a Three-year-old Kid
If I say “I’m a three-year-old kid”, my friends will show the
You are old enough.
It’s really silly if you consider yourself as a child.
so naïve, similar to a kid indeed.
You are quite………
When facing the thing/person we contact often, we may feel
novel, curious, excited and joyful at the beginning, and then we may deem
it/the person a matter of repeated occurrence, because we have been used
to it/the person, deeming it/the person natural and right, ex. the potted flower
on the balcony, the interior decoration, new car, going abroad, travelling,
delicious food, new job, position promotion, boyfriend or girlfriend, husband
and wife, and family members. The many more people/matters/things we contact,
the less special we feel about them. Some people may feel empty, while some
people may feel steady and peaceful.
We can recall when we were still children or look at the
children nowadays who seem to be very curious and playful about everything.
Especially, younger kids will feel interested in everything. In fact, we used
to have such feeling before. However, because time passed and we are getting
older, we seem to lose such enthusiasm. What states of minds change our
thoughts? Perhaps we are merely limited by some concepts we deem natural and
Children have pure thinking, so simple and direct, showing unrestrained
actions. They always feel novel, interested, vigorous, and innovative. Perhaps
they may be a little unrealistic in the eyes of adults. However, adults seem to
lack such simplicity and directness, because adults have accumulated too many
concepts from experiences. We are inclined to pin down and repress our inner
kids due to our habitual thinking. Actually, no matter how old we are, we
always have pure and naive mindset deep down in out hearts, and we can not deny
its existence─ we are always “three-year-old kids” though we may grow
to be 20, 60 or 100 years old.
Being a three-year-old
kid means that I keep my pure state of mind as a three-year-old kid does. I won’t
lose my enthusiasm in my mental age due to the accumulation of life age. I can
always be so simple, pure, and sunny in my spirit, just like a kid. I won’t
have a complicated state of mind despite my aging.
Life age is the concept of age existing after humans have the
concept of time. Humans can’t avoid the psychological influence and life
behavior caused by their aging. For example, we may say “I should get married
and have babies when I am thirty”; “I suffer from presbyopia, because I
am getting older”; “I have to retire, because I am old”; “I have poorer physical
strength, and I seem to become older”. However, we can still feel happy and
carefree just like three-year-old kids do, despite the existence of such
As for our mental age, we can freeze-frame our mental age in the sate of a
“three-year-old” kid’s mind. By keeping our pure hearts with utter childlike innocence, we can face everything in the world
as simply and curiously as three-year-old kids do. We will be more mature and
content with our life, if we freeze-frame our ages and we accumulate our growth
experiences as our
life ages continue to increase.
people may ask me “Why three-year-old, instead of five-year-old or others?”
Instinctively, I answer “A three-year-old kid is at his/her purest stage of
mind.” Actually, we should not rigidly adhere to the
number of “what age”. The important thing is that we should always maintain
such pure and naive childlike states of mind, no matter how old we are.