Letting them Be!

One of the quintessential questions that elders used to ask kids of my generation,

what do you want to become when you grow up?”

Who cares you might now wonder!

Considering the kind of kids we were,

Obedient and respectful,

We would come up with our set of answers,

Doctor,

Engineer,

IAS

and

late in our adolescent lives,

pilot;

Only when you mentioned doctor, engineer or IAS,

You would get a pat on your back by the who’s who of your society,

Else you would be branded a kid who’s not really diligent enough,

Seriously?

you may ask,

But such were the times,

I mean,

Who would know what that child would grow up into becoming,

A child,

Who is still figuring out the ways of the world,

Why would you want to make it so serious for him/her,

Isn’t he/she just suppose to enjoy the very dynamics of this wonderful world we live in?

Today,

Kids, especially the one, residing in big cities,

Come up with different answers,

Musician,

Dancer,

Singer,

Painter,

And thankfully they are not ridiculed for choosing such,

A positive change that I have noticed,

Yet there are clusters where still the kid is being pressurized into becoming something,

What he/she might not really want to become,

Leave alone figuring out first what that might be,

Society,

let us do a favor to our kids,

to just let them be,

for,

letting them be would be the most wonderful thing that one may do to their kids!

Source for the Image: https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/your-overall-health/5-ways-to-promote-a-positive-body-image-for-kids