We carefully select the best seeds, ensuring they are full, robust, and full of promise. One day, when the season is right, we prepare the ground. Tilling, fertilizing, then weeding and control pests as needed. We plant those seeds and look forward to harvesting a bumper crop! When the harvest season is on us, we gratefully gather and receive the bountiful benefits of our labor. Enjoying the delicious gifts from our creator and sharing with our family and friends.
Some of us envisage the Winter that will surely follow of cold, dark days, bringing a time of scarcity of these fresh fruits and vegetables. These “lean” months prompt some to consider canning and preserving some of our bounties to enjoy long into the season.
As I prepared tomatoes for juicing, washing, sorting, and selecting the ripest and most flavorful, I thought about our children and how they will one day fill our shoes.
They could one day raise families, be doctors, lawyers, bankers, teachers, or select a career from a multitude of opportunities. One day they may even help create the laws of this country and perhaps also be president?
The Children are Watching:
What do they see? What are we showing them, and how are we preparing them? Children learn from watching us.
Children learn to love or not to love from us. They learn to respect or not to respect from us. They learn kindness, compassion, tenderness, consideration, and loyalty from the examples they see in us.
Conversely, they learn to hate, from us. They learn prejudice, discontentment, judgmental behavior, rage, and apathy from us.
We are their world; they want to be like us. Children emulate us by dressing like us, talking like us, and even role-playing us.
Should we not, therefore, strive to be worthy of this wide-eyed admiration? Shouldn’t we accept more of the responsibility of raising our children to be decent, honorable, moral, and upright citizens?
“Model the skills that you want your child to learn. Kids are paying attention to what we’re doing, and we’re role models, whether we’re being intentional about it or not.”- Kathy Kinsner, Senior Manager of Parenting Resources at Zero to Three
Children are intelligent:
We take care to select prime seeds, mindfully prepare the soil, and add the nutrients for maximum growth and yield. We should also do everything we can to ensure our children enjoy the same opportunities of being nurtured, guided, loved, and protected on their paths of growth.
I don’t believe anyone would argue that today’s children are brighter and more advanced than previous generations. This, I feel, is primarily due to the digital information age we find ourselves living and experiencing today.
When we think about it, the realization that these children will never know what it is like to use a rotary phone or a black and white TV. They don’t know anything about not having a computer or the internet. The “Google” they know is not at the library we knew. So much has changed in so little time it seems.
All of this can be a double-edged sword. I choose to focus on the good it can bring. We are at the cusp of change, and the children are the catalyst for this change.
It is fascinating to see this catalyst in action. Working with the youth who pick up on new ideas and innovations so readily is inspiring and gives much hope for man. We witness this with the Blinc team now.
Knowing these young ones seem to be born with the knowledge of computers and how best to use them as tools especially in the business world is very encouraging!
Bitcoin and digital currencies are second nature, and they “get” the idea behind them.
It is fantastic to know that the Compumatrix business model is so well understood and accepted by the adults of the future! With the hands and minds of these talented and bright young men and women, Compumatrix will be the leader in the future for all who aspire to Engage, Enhance, and Enrich lives around the world!