Kids say the darndest things don’t they? They can offer excellent advise on some surprising things.
Years ago and I mean years and years ago….like in the mid 80’s …..I hosted a show on Canadian television called, Just Kidding it was one of the most delightfully, awesome experiences of my career. For three years I spent my days interviewing 4-8 year olds using a hidden camera. We discussed things like age (general consensus was one became old at 17 and really old by 23), dating, love, marriage, babies, politics, governments and things like that. My ‘experts’ had great insight and tons of advice for me.
I’ll never forget what one 5 year old girl said in response to my question – “I’m thinking of starting to look for a husband do you have any advice for me? She jumped to her feet and “Weeelll….first of all YOU need to get a lot more attitude if you are going to find a husband AND I think you need to do something different with your hair and get some new clothes. You should go to *Creeds for those. I will ask my mom for her hairdresser’s number.”
(*Creeds at that time was a high end department store in downtown Toronto.)
I’d learned to park my ego at the door when discussing things with my pint sized experts.
Great wisdom came out of the mouths of these babes. Recently I saw a video called Aging Gracefully produced by CBC Radio as a final salute to the popular show Wire Tap as they wrapped an 11 year run. It is full of awesome advice on aging gracefully from 5 to 95 year olds. It may have been offered by a broader group of experts but like Just Kidding the wise insight was tucked into ample humor.
Heads up — It’s all about growing up and how the process never ends.
Take a look at Aging Gracefully. You’ll smile and maybe even walk away with a new perspective or at the very least some sound advice.