While I was browsing for things to watch the other day, I came across this Discovery Channel program called 1000 Places To See Before You Die. The show is about a newly wedded couple, who got inspired by the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die, put their lives on hold and go on an all paid 5-month odyssey trip around the world to places recommended in the book. I love this show. If you love traveling or a traveler at heart, you’ll definitely love the show. So far I’ve watched only 2 episodes which is to Hawaii and India and going to watch Alaska and Brazil. And YES!! They also went to Cambodia. I’m trying to get that episode. If you have time, check them out.
Anyway, while watching the show, sth that was said in there got me thinking for awhile. During the episode, it mentioned that visiting the place is like realizing your childhood dream. Then I think why most of the time people relate their incredible experience to childhood. For example, I often hear people say “This really fun it’s like we’re a child once again.” or “this brings back our childhood memory” or stuffs along those lines. That implies that childhood is one of the best time in their lives, if not the best. However, we also often see people negatively regard people who are inconsiderate, hot tempered, insensitive, immature etc.. as “childish”. I found it ironic and the same time, humorous. It’s like they’re saying that “I love childhood but I hate being childish or people who’re childish.” How can you enjoy your childhood if you’re not childish?
So the next time somebody says that you’re childish, you say “Thank you.”