What I’ve Learned from Children, and You Can Too!

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Nina Medina

Founder & Owner of: The Happy Life 101

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer


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I would define CHILDREN as the happiest creatures in the world. Oh, don’t you just envy their enthusiasm and high-spirits!

In my pondering, I realize that there are really some great things that we can learn from them- the actual simple reasons why they are always happy.

Here we go…

1. Children love unconditionally.

They don’t have any hidden motives or agenda. They don’t say “I love you IF you are…”, or “I love you WHEN you…”…they just simply love for the mere fact of loving someone.

I remember one time when my daughter, Gaby told me that she loves me. I asked her why and I was astonished with her response: “Because I am happy with you.” My heart just melts with joy every time I remember that.

2. Children apologize and forgive easily.

Unlike adults, children don’t hold grudges. They get angry and fight, but they make up easily and then forget about what happened– as if it never happened at all. There’s no wonder why most adults are bitter– ’cause we usually fool ourselves by forgiving but not forgetting.

3. Children live in the present moment.

They don’t worry about tomorrow, nor dwell in the past. They are enjoying living the PRESENT! On the contrary, most adults can’t let go of their past experiences and they are always busy planning about the future and they missed out the opportunities that the present hold.

4. Children don’t complicate things.

Things are simple for them. There are no “gray areas”. They only know the Right & Wrong. and the Good & Bad– not the “somewhat right” or “wrong only if…”

5. They laugh their hearts out and they have fun a lot!

6. They are easily pleased and find joy in simple things.

Just compare the response that you get when you give a candy or ice cream to a child and to an adult. 🙂

7.  They don’t lie about how they feel.

Children let you know when they are upset or happy. They do not hide their emotions. Now when you ask an adult if there is something wrong, what is the common response? Most often than not, they say “I’m Fine” even if they’re not. So the negative emotions or feelings dwells in their hearts until the time when they would just explode!

8. Children love being hugged and kissed a lot; and they are generous in giving hugs and kisses!

9. Children are curious and loves to learn new things.

It boosts their self-esteem when they get to learn something, and this gives them happiness. Unfortunately, most adults have the tendency to become complacent and idle.

10. Children know what they like and they don’t like.

If you ask a child what he or she wants, you get an answer right away… why is it that when we ask ourselves what we want, it is as if we’re answering a trigonometry equation?

Now, who says only adults can teach? 🙂


Article Credits: Nina Medina

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68 Comments
  1. Nina 3 years ago

    Hi there!

    Please edit the article credit for this to Nina Medina- http://www.thehappylife101.wordpress.com. Thank you! 🙂

  2. writingandalcohol 3 years ago

    Wow! I hope more adult will be able to reflect on this post. Life will be easier and happier if we do 🙂 Thank you for sharing this one!

    • Nina 3 years ago

      Thank you! I am hoping for that too. 🙂 I am glad that I was able to make you smile on my post. 🙂

  3. Pinkpuff Clouds 3 years ago

    That was great! Please check out my blog! And if you like follow for a follow back:)

  4. Nina 3 years ago

    Thanks! 🙂 You’ve got an amazing talent at sketching. Hope to see more of your work! 🙂

  5. Nina 3 years ago

    Hi Millionaire’s Digest!

    I hope that the article credit for this post gets revised to my name- Nina Medina (thehappylife101). Thanks! 🙂

  6. thesmilingpilgrim 3 years ago

    Hah that kid is just loving life!

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  8. biko 3 years ago

    it is true. Children are just adorable. Sometimes I wonder if that could be true of us if our stories were to be told.

  9. Nina 3 years ago

    Yep, I would like to believe that there will always be that inner child in us. 🙂

  10. Nina 3 years ago

    And I will be flattered! Thank you! 🙂

  11. Lena's Blog 3 years ago

    This is amazing?

  12. Tune Up Success 3 years ago

    Really enjoyed ..great thanks for share

  13. ishachoudhary 3 years ago

    Great post…?! I enjoyed reading.

  14. Lauren Fortenberry 3 years ago

    I agree with #7, but I would add that when they are lying, it’s usually pretty obvious 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    • Nina 3 years ago

      That is actually a good point! I agree with you. 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to read my post. 🙂

  15. S. P Allan 3 years ago

    Unless you have childlike faith, you can’t enter the kingdom of God -Jesus.

    Even the Son of God hinted on it.

  16. dasoulstriker 3 years ago

    Truth and we really need to learn something about them that why God said for those who will enter the kingdom are those who changes to children so don’t change by birth but we change by being born again only spiritual as flesh is for flesh and spirit differs… 🙂 🙂

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  18. breadomlette 3 years ago

    very good, nice thinking, fresh thoughts, I am looking forward for this blog…….
    read my blog on adult education……… https://breadomlette.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/787/

    Read my another blog is early maturity…….
    https://breadomlette.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/early-maturity/

    • Nina 3 years ago

      Thank you for your kind comments! You may also read my other posts on my blog thehappylife101.wordpress.com ?

  19. Walter Singleton 2 years ago

    There are so many things about being a child I miss, from before the world taught me so many harsh lessons.

    • Nina 2 years ago

      Apparently, we need to experience hardships to learn, to grow wiser and stronger, and be able to appreciate more the goodness in life. But of course, we can always be child at heart 🙂 Thank you for reading my post. 🙂

  20. Zara 2 years ago

    Kids ARE the best!!!!!
    I love spending time with relatives, family, friends who have kids. They are literally AWESOME ???

    • Nina 2 years ago

      Time spent with family and friends are always awesome to me! And you’re right in saying that kids are the best! They are worry-free, very transparent, easy to be happy, and love unconditionally! Plus they are always full of life and optimism! ?

  21. Boss in the middle 2 years ago

    A lot of truth to this. As a father of four I can testify that children are very curious creatures. They are not perfect and I can also testify to their growing complexity with each year that passes. A lot of these attributes change. Your article makes me wonder, is it the parent’s teachings or the world around the child that changes them into what many of us become? I believe it is both, depending on the personal situation of each child. We grow up and forget to “forgive easily” and unconditional love. It’s so funny that unless children are told to not like another person for say, the color of their skin, children don’t care.

    Childlike faith gains the kingdom of God. Adults have trouble because we need to know all of the answers…

    Good post – quickly becoming a fan ?

    • Nina 2 years ago

      What a great point you raised in here. I agree, children learns from the world around them and they get their basis of what’s right or wrong from whatbthey learn from us! That is why we have a very crucial role to play as models or mentors…it’s just sad that not all adult are responsible enough to teach the “right” things.
      I’m glad you like my posts. I’m grateful that you’re taking the time to read and comment! ?

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    Nina 2 years ago

    Thank you! I would love to… ?

  23. shellysopinion 2 years ago

    This is so true, I totally agree with you.

  24. i totally agree..great post u have here

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  26. Pulamolomo 2 years ago

    Children forgive a lot, but eish adults hold on to the most stupid things forever. I loved reading this and how it filled my heart with such warm feelings.

    • Author
      Nina 2 years ago

      Thank you for your kind comment. I’m glad that my post elicits warm feelings. ?

  27. shamimsobhani 2 years ago

    Wow, yes, children are smarter than we give them credit for, and very sensitive.

  28. wishes.spardha 2 years ago

    Yeah.. right said

  29. Author
    Nina 2 years ago

    Thank you! I agree…these little people have lots of things to teach us! ?

  30. foxyenglishcrafter 2 years ago

    Reblogged this on bootsandmasks and commented:
    I love to see young children play, they are full 0f enthusiasm and highly spirited. I hate how parents, society sometimes break their spirit

    • Author
      Nina 2 years ago

      Thank you for sharing my post. I feel you- it pains me to see a child with broken spirit…

  31. miss_ananya 2 years ago

    That is true… You can lean alot from children. ??

  32. SauceBox 2 years ago

    If you need a comedy post, I’m your man! Sauce Box will deliver!

  33. Maha Atef 2 years ago

    Lovely! You draw a smile on my face 🙂

  34. There is something to be learnt from everyone! Good post! ?

  35. RahulYuvi 2 years ago

    Beautiful post ! loved it !! I too think that my 5 year old son Yuvi is helping me become a better Human being ..

  36. thegirlnextdoor 2 years ago

    Tips for happy life!

  37. Smriti 2 years ago

    True!

  38. Smriti 2 years ago

    Very true!

  39. jade0207 2 years ago

    Very nice

  40. Beyoutiful 2 years ago

    Very true!

  41. iampurelyhumble 2 years ago

    This is beyond true! Children are phenomenal creatures!

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