Let Us Beware the Impulse to Stamp Out the Light

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Let us beware the impulse to stamp out the light in a child’s eyes.

The world is more beautiful for children. And we despise them for it. We observe with primal malice their bubbling over of amazing nature facts or the height of their last vertical leap. What the world has ground into us, we seek to grind finer into them.

Let us not confuse the gravitas of our age with the hatred of our inner child.