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Childhood Is Life

I really like this quote:

“When we adults think of children there is a simple truth that we ignore: childhood is not preparation for life; childhood is life. A child isn’t getting ready to live; a child is living. No child will miss the zest and joy of living unless these are denied by adults who have convinced themselves that childhood is a period of preparation. How much heartache we would save ourselves if we would recognize children as partners with adults in the process of living, rather than always viewing them as apprentices. How much we could teach each other; we have the experience and they have the freshness. How full both our lives could be.”

- John A. Taylor, Notes on an Unhurried Journey

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3 Responses to “Childhood Is Life”

  1. Joanne says:

    Twitter:
    Hi Julie and Tracy!

    Tracy…I had never heard of that book so I looked it up myself. I was in a rush so I didn’t quite get what the book was about so if you find out, please let me know. Thanks!

  2. Tracy says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this great quote. I’m so intrigued I’m going to look the book up now.

    Tracys last blog post..Just in case you are wondering….

  3. Julie says:

    I love that. What a gem. Thank you for sharing this!

    Julies last blog post..I’m moving!!!!

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