Kids don't have filters and believe .. possible

Feb 5, 2011 8:21:00 PM / by Vu Long Tran

Have you ever thought about how kids seem to dream some of the craziest things, things that we often think are impossible. But we were kids once too if you remember those days...
I remember having some discussions with some friends a while ago and we were basically just talking about  how kids don't seem to have filters and believe that anything is possible.
Filters being the restrictive walls, obstacles, or what we would probably call realistic views of how we interact with the world around us. What we can do, what we want to do, and how we do it. 
They don't seem to believe things are impossible as us adults do, but rather they dream and say that they'll be astronauts, they'll be a fireman and then they'll draw a picture of something that we'd think is important. Yet in their mind it is possible. When you think of the inventors dreaming of airplane, automobile, etc. I'm sure they had a dream too when they were kids, I wonder if their inventions were also dreamed while they were kids.
Either way, it seems that society has helped us to develop thoughts around what we should, could and would do. Sometimes it is fun just ignoring that and rather than just focusing on what we know is possible, maybe it's time to focus on the impossible. For it is in the impossible that dreams can be made. 
Vu Long Tran

Written by Vu Long Tran

Solutions Engineer APAC @pymetrics . ex-@Forrester consultant. Tweeting on #cloud, #cybersecurity, #equality and #tech tinkering!

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