were we better when we were kids or are we better now as adults?

@shonali (1286)
India
December 21, 2008 12:33am CST
i just saw this picture in todays newspaper, cos its the festive spirit now and holidays will soon be starting for all the schools here in india..... there was a picture of little kids, aged around 4 or 5 years, dressed up as santa claus... minus the white hair on the head and face...... all of them were posing right on the stage...without any stage fear at all.... thats when i realised that when we were 4 to 7 years of age we hardly even knew what was stage fear...... but as we grew up we started building up this stage fear within our hearts...why ? i rememebr i did not have too much stage fear like my friends used to ..... i had a very carefree attitude right from the very beginning.... though i did forget my lines for the major play we were doing but amazsingly i still was very composed then!! but why is it that when we are kids we are least bothered about the world around us and when we become adults we get all self concious..... is there a need to get so self concious?
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@ronnyb (6119)
• Jamaica
25 Dec 08
I suppose children have an innocence .They are pure creatures who rarely lie and show their true emotion. If they are sad they show it and if they are happy they show it. They just approach the world with honesty and purity and they have nothing to hide. As adults though we seek to hide our feeling and build up walls. That is why as a child you never had stage fright because you never believed you could fail and you believed that everyone wanted to see you succeed. Failure would come later as you became more experienced and knowledgeable. So I suppose this is one time when knowledge can be bad for you. It has made you more aware of the fact that you can fail and hence that’s why you are nervous. Again too the festive season meant more to you as a child because you never had a care in the world .Everyone was provided for you. Now as an adult you have so many cares you have to be thinking about money and household chores and what to eat for dinner. That takes away much of the festivity and fun from the situation.
• India
29 Dec 08
well i think we better when we are get old