The importance of play
I attended a networking event once. I was silently crying when listening to the ‘success story’ of one of the panelists. The guy was bragging the exponential growth of his video games company and the huge audience was impressed and clapping. I was having this internal talk: “You must be kidding me… What are you applauding? Are you satisfied of murdering your own kids?”
It was sad for me to witness such a lack of awareness… If every single kid could have been raised as ‘kids’ and stayed connected to their ‘greatness’ through real play instead of killing their creativity with the different ‘entertainment’ forms among other factors – having their caregivers who could be present for them emotionally, help them build healthy boundaries and encourage them to have their own identity, emphasize on their intrinsic worth; in others words that they will unconditionally be loved no matter what they do, nurture their abundance mentality making them willing to grow and thrive without any need to compare themselves to their peers, etc…– we would have been living in a different world.
Of course, the balance would not be fully reached to be realistic, since there will still be psychopaths whose brain has been proved to function abnormally; unless the science could decorticate the abnormalities in details and probably find a way to treat them in the future…
Most of this evidence has come from brain imaging studies examining activity levels in certain regions of the brain, the results of which have caused many to speculate that there might be abnormalities in the basic brain ‘wiring’ of psychopaths that make it difficult or impossible for them to develop a normal sense of concern for the welfare of others.
~Dr. George Simon
We also need to be honest and admit there are many character-disturbed parents who would never be able of such a noble mission; simply because the only thing they care about is themselves. They would rather be a source of abuse. This has been previously discussed here: Shall we take our kids’ sanity more seriously?
So, assuming you are not part of this dangerous group, you basically have two options:
- Keep your kids connected to their gifted talents and the potential they would be progressively developing and using as contributions in our interdependent world. Those passions can literally create miracles if combined with the healthy subconscious program you would be writing for them in alignment with the principles and their original great ‘being’.
- Slowly killing them from the inside when hijacking both who they are and what they can offer to the world in terms of ‘dos’ requiring all their creativity and a magnificent synergy between their left and right brains.
I truly hope you will go for the first option. More importantly, that you will become knowledgeable and work on your own invasive program so that the choice could be possible in the first place. I don’t only believe you can, but that you will also do anything for your kids!