September 28, 2009

I just think that’s a funny name for a post.  I will tell why I put that though.

If you don’t know this about me, I am an Elementary Education major at ASU.  So I intern in classrooms and have a lot of interaction with children.  I also work a couple sundays a month in the kids church at my church.

Sometimes (almost always) I will be teaching a topic  and a student and will raise his or her hand and tell some random crazy story. It can be quite awkward and time consuming. Here’s an example:

Me: Then David cut off a piece of King Saul’s robe to show that he could have killed him but chose not to.

(little Timmy raises hand)

Me: Yes Timmy?

Little Timmy: Uhh this one time, my mom, was mad at me for yelling at my sister, uh uh uh and she told me to go outside, so I did, and my mom locked the door. And I couldn’t get back in.  I knocked and knocked and she just wouldn’t let me come back in.  So I started crying.  And I ripped my shirt on a swing.

Me: uhhh okay. (Looks at other leaders with holy crap look on both of our faces.) Well anyways David did this to…

Sometimes that is exactly how some adults are.  I will be sitting in class, and a teacher will bring up a topic and people will raise their hands and tell a story of their life about how their little brother is dyslexic or something like that.  It’s really funny to me. I have this one college class where it seems like everybody does that at least once per class.

I just really think that no matter how old people are they just want to be heard.  It’s really important to people.  So important that people will take a subject in class and talk about how it relates to their life even if it’s in a very obscure way.

So that’s why Adults=Children. It seems no matter how old we get, the only things that change are knowledge, skepticism, and the amount of sin in our life.

Everybody wants to be heard.  Everyone wants someone to validate them.  I’ve heard that the most powerful words in the human language are Me too. I can’t help but think these words are powerful, when I talk to people.

This week let’s be someone that people can broadcast to.  Let’s be a hearer. Or I guess a listener.

There are a lot of people that want to be heard. Hear them.


3 Responses to “Adults=Children”

  1. The human subconscious is always reaching for permanence, sometimes by all means. Making our dilemmas known is a cry for advice, validation, or just the satisfaction of moving others. Everyone wants their life to be interesting enough to turn into a best seller, a movie or a Showtime series. As I read this, I was reminded of Shakespeare’s words; “Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.” How ironic this blog is because it brings up the very issue that brought about its creation and induced such a handful of comments, including many from myself. However, this is appropriate because it is done in our free time. Not during the expensive hours we buy into a college classroom.

  2. Felicia said

    Amen Anthony!

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